UCC’s Human Services program offers training for entry-level positions in social service agencies. Program coursework includes instruction in social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, social service law and administration, and applications to issues, services, localities, and populations. In addition to academic coursework, students also complete supervised field work. Emphasis is placed on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities.
Associate of Applied Science (CTE) – 90 credits
Associate of Science (SOU Articulated Transfer Degree) – 90 credits
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (General Transfer Degree) – 90 credits
UCC’s Human Services program is open year-round. Students can start any time.
Full-time students can typically earn a Human Services degree in two years.
UCC’s Associate of Science in Human Services is provided in partnership with Southern Oregon University in Ashland, allowing for a seamless transfer for further study. In addition, the AAOT option is highly transferable to four-year institutions.
All but one course required for UCC’s certificate in Juvenile Corrections can be applied to the Human Services AAS degree.
Students who successfully complete UCC’s Human Services degrees are qualified for positions in social service and advocacy organizations. Recent graduates have found employment with such agencies as ADAPT Counseling and Treatment, Battered Persons Advocacy, Boys and Girls Club, Harm Reduction Center, Oregon Department of Employment and Department of Human Services, Veterans Administration, Umpqua Valley Disabilities Network, and more.
Human Services Program Coordinator