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Human Services

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Affect change through meaningful work helping people in need. Our programs train you for careers in social, community, education and mental health services.

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What is Human Services?

This program prepares individuals for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational and mental health services. The curriculum provides an opportunity for the student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment. Included in the curriculum is a core of human services courses, general education courses, and technical courses with a specific human services emphasis.

Application of human services principles and skills is provided through a clinical experience in an appropriate setting. Upon completion of the program the graduate is prepared to seek employment in various areas which may include child care facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, hospitals, educational institutions, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, child and youth centers, and social service agencies.

Additional Information

Human Services is an Associate of Applied Science degree designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in agencies and institutions that provide social, community, educational and mental health services. 

If you are a person that likes helping others then this may be a program for you.

Bluegrass Occupational Outlook

Career Average Wage (2010)
Social and human service assistant $12.30
Social and human services assistant #48 among Fastest Growing Bluegrass Area Occupations

Degrees Offered 

The following degrees are offered for this program at the Leestown and Lawrenceburg campuses and also at an off campus site:

  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Certificate
  • Direct Support Worker
  • Youth Worker

What are my career choices?

  • Social Workers
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Mental Health Counselors

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Jenny Jones

Human Services

Program Coordinator

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