Human Services A.A.S. (HUS)
This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.
The Human Services Associate Degree program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE).
The Human Services A.A.S. program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the diverse nature of the individual human being, the dynamic process of life, and the human ability to interact and adapt to the living environment. This program is designed to prepare graduates with the values, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a human services generalist in the human services field. Human services workers assist individuals, families, and groups to improve the overall quality of life in the community. Graduates may be employed as providers of both direct and indirect client services, e.g. therapeutic support services, caregiver, living assistant/coach, crisis intervener, empowerer, administrative worker, community outreach, and advocate. Graduates are employed as human services workers in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, group homes, correctional centers, government agencies, day treatment centers, sheltered workshops, extended care facilities, community-based living homes, and social services agencies throughout the community.
Lehigh Carbon Community College is an institutional member of the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE). The Human Services A.A.S. degree is nationally accredited by the CSHSE. Graduates are eligible to take the Human Services-Board Certified Practioner (HS-BCP) professional credential exam.
Human Services A.A.S. Student Achievment Indicators
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assess the needs of individuals, families, and groups within the community.
- demonstrate assistance with goal planning using the appropriate strategies, services, or interventions.
- assist in the development and implementation of a treatment plan using appropriate resources, specialized assistance, and community supports to achieve the desired outcome.
- assist in formulating a systematic method to evaluate the outcome of services and make referrals as appropriate.
- discuss the interaction of human systems, including individuals, families, groups, and communities, within the society and environment.
- describe the effects of one’s own values and beliefs in the role of the human services worker.
- demonstrate professional and ethical interaction with a variety of human services providers and agencies.