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Human Services

Human services photoThe Human Services program prepares you to serve people in need through community social service organizations. You’ll learn about human behavior and social problems and how individuals interface with systems to address these issues. You'll also learn ways to help people meet their physical, mental, and emotional needs.

With a degree in human services, you may become a chemical dependency professional, youth worker, or mental health aide. You can work with nonprofit groups, schools, prisons, and government agencies. 

TCC's Human Services Professional program is a competency-based program that prepares students for work as practitioners in social, mental health and addiction service agencies.

Contact Jim Carroll, Program Chair

Program Description

The Human Services Program is a 2-year program that results in an Associate of Applied Science degree. Read more ...

Degrees & Certificates

The program offers a 2-tier certification process:

Program Planning

  1. Complete the Virtual Information Session
    The first step to beginning the HSP program is completing the Virtual Information Session.
  2. Meet prerequisite of English assessment
    To enter the Human Services program, students must be assessed at English 101 level. Check out the Assessment Center.
  3. Contact an HSP Advisor
    Once you have completed the virtual information session and all adult basic education, contact an HSP advisor. Do this the quarter before you expect to start courses. Click here for contact information.
  4. Turn in the HSP Program Application
    After meeting with your advisor you will submit a completed application packet at the front desk in Bldg 13 Rm 160. Click here for the HSP Program Application

Course Descriptions


Human Services Faculty Directory

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National Organization of Human Services

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