Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

ANTH A200Natives of Alaska3
or ANTH A202 Cultural Anthropology
HUMS A101Introduction to Human Services3
HUMS A107History and Systems of Human Services3
HUMS A185Introduction to Field Work3
HUMS A223Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling I3
HUMS A256Groups and Organizations3
HUMS A295AHuman Services Practicum I3
HUMS A295BHuman Services Practicum II3
HUMS A324Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling II3
PSY A111General Psychology3
or PSY A150 Lifespan Development
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Substance Abuse as a Contemporary Problem
Public Education and Prevention in Substance Abuse
Introduction to the Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse
Human Relations in the Workplace
Introduction to Children's Behavioral Health
Teaching Social Skills to Youth in Children's Behavioral Health
Positive Behavioral Supports in Children's Behavioral Health
Conflict and Collaborative Systems
Intervention Continuum in Substance Abuse Counseling
Electives (consultation with faculty advisor recommended)12
Total Credits51

A total of 60 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with AAS in Human Services will be able to:

  • Apply the skills necessary to assess client’s needs and develop a care plan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Standards for Ethical Behavior to their professional work.
  • Demonstrate active listening and paraprofessional counseling skills.
  • Apply knowledge to develop community-based human service organizations.