The Human Services program prepares students for entry-level positions in public and private community agencies and institutions involved with helping professions. The human services worker is prepared to work as a team member, generally working under the direction of a professional, in providing help to the client.
Those working in the human services field have specialized training as a helping professional. They hold a variety of positions in residential care, correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, homeless shelters and food banks, organizations dedicated to children and families, poverty and employment services, child and elder care operations, mental health agencies, and domestic violence efforts. Their role may include helping others obtain services, monitoring and keeping records, organizing or leading group activities, assisting clients in mastering everyday living skills, and modeling healthy behaviors for residents or clients.
The Human Services program has been accredited by The Council for Standards in Human Service Education since 1995.
The Chemical Dependency Counseling option (associate degree) meets the standards established by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Addiction Services as a Provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC).
The associate degree option in General Human Services provides the opportunity to become a Human Services Board-Certified Practitioner through the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
- Chemical Dependency Counseling
- General Human Services
- Human Services Transfer
Certificate of Achievement:
Human Services – Chemical Dependency
Human Services – General