Human & Social Services
The Human & Social Services Associate of Science (AS) 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.
- 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.
Graduates of the UTTC Human & Social Services AS degree program will:
- Distinguish functions within generalist social work practice.
- Examine tribal, county, state, and federal policies used in the social work profession.
- Explain the interaction of culture and environment in microsystems in which people engage.
- Appraise social welfare policies that impact micro, macro, and mezzo practice.