Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

PSY A111Introduction to Psychology3
or PSY A150 Lifespan Development
ANTH A200Alaska Native Cultures3
or ANTH A202 Cultural Anthropology
HUMS A107History and Systems of Human Services3
HUMS A155Human Relations in the Workplace3
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
HUMS A353Working with Individuals with Disabilities: A Human Service Perspective3
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Community Education and Prevention in Substance Abuse
Intervention and Prevention of High Risk Behaviors in Adolescents
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
Working with Traumatized Children
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.