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Human & Social Services

United Tribes Technical College

The Human & Social Services AAS degree provides the generalist education for employment in a wide variety of social service agencies. This degree is designed as a transfer degree for graduates who wish to continue their education by completing a baccalaureate degree in Social Work or a related field.

Human services degrees are for students who want to help others in their day-to-day work. Because its ultimate goal is to meet human needs, whatever they may be, the human services field is ideal for someone who wants their work to truly affect social change within communities.

Associate of Applied Science

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Human & Social Services AAS degree program will be able to:

  1. Describe the nature of human systems.
  2. Apply theoretical psychological frameworks to client situations.
  3. Apply interventions that match the human services profession.
  4. Interact with clients and coworkers with cultural mindfulness.
  5. Implement a professional code of ethics.

Career Opportunities

  • Case management aide: This job allows you to work with low-income, disabled and elderly clients by providing administrative assistance to a case manager. This is an ideal job for organized people who have strong communication skills and understand the value of advocacy for underserved individuals.
  • Social work assistant: A career as a social work assistant is another option for someone with an associate degree in human services. This position would likely be a great fit for candidates with strong interpersonal skills who are patient, sympathetic and can be flexible in their job.
  • Community outreach worker: Community outreach workers coordinate educational, training, youth and health services for the communities in which they work. If you are a social person who has a strong desire to directly improve the community in which you live, working as a community outreach worker could be a great fit for you.
  • Substance abuse counselor technicians: Substance abuse counselor technicians provide services in both the treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug addiction. If you have compassion and a strong desire to help those who are in crisis and likely underserved, this job could be a great fit for you.

Core Courses (18 Credits)

  • HSS 255 3cr. Social Work in Modern Society
  • HSS 256 3cr. Development of Social Welfare
  • HSS 260 3cr. Alcohol & Drug Use in American Society
  • HSS 272 3cr. Theory & Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • HSS 290 3cr. Culture & Mental Health
  • HSS 298 3cr. Human & Social Services Fieldwork

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
ENG 110Composition I3
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
HSS 260Alcohol & Drug Use in American Society3
HSS 272Theory & Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
HSS 298Human & Social Services Fieldwork3
PSY 252Psychology of Child Development3
PSY 270Abnormal Psychology3

Spring Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
ENG 120Composition II3
HSS 255Social Work in Modern Society3
HSS 256Development of Social Welfare3
HSS 290Culture & Mental Health3
HSS 297Human & Social Services Internship3
PSY 251Developmental Psychology3