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Program Overview

The human services program, available at the Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney campuses, provides the student with general skills in helping others that can be used in a variety of human service settings. At the end of training, the student will be employable as an entry-level human service worker. Training is provided through a combination of behavioral science and general education courses.

Graduates should be able to find entry level positions in many types of community agencies. Below are just some of the opportunities available to human services graduates:

  • Case aide
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Counselor-aide
  • Outreach worker
  • Mental health technician
  • Youth service assistant

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science in Human Services (Applied) Associate of Arts in Human Services (Transfer)

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for holders of at least a bachelor’s in Social Work was $44,200 per year. Growth in jobs for Social Workers for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 19%, faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm)

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