The Associate of Science in Human Services is a two-year program that focuses study on skills useful for work in fields of public service (community case management, substance abuse counseling, etc), such as counseling, technology, writing and communications, client assessment, and community organizing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that this field is anticipated to be among the fastest-growing fields of employment up until 2016. With an A.S. degree, positions with social service agencies and non-profit organizations are available. One can apply, with professional certification, for entry-level, assistant social worker positions in case management or counseling care teams. This degree can act as a springboard into Bachelor degrees in human services, social work, education, psychology, law enforcement, early childhood development, nursing, and public health.
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree. Contact your advisor for additional information.
All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.