Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) (Human Services Specialization)
Program Code: 480-01
Program Length: 2 years - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 60
Distance Learning Option Available
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Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students as paraprofessionals in the field of human services. Successful completion of the program will qualify students for entry-level jobs in social services, mental health, mental retardation, child care, nursing homes, substance abuse and correctional facilities. The program will expose students to the characteristics, basic skills and knowledge necessary for human services providers.
Occupational Objective: Preparation for positions as human services workers in the following settings: Alcohol Treatment Program, Nursing Homes, Sheltered Workshop Programs, Social Services Departments, Senior Citizens Centers, Correctional Institutions, Group Homes and Clubhouses, Juvenile Treatment Centers
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements, established for the College (as listed under the general admission), entry into the Associate of Applied Science degree program with a major in mental health will require departmental permission.