Title of Major: Human Services, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 61
Learn more about the Human Services Degree Program
Purpose: To train graduates to work as human services generalists in a variety of entry-level positions in mental health, social work, human services administration, addictions and other human services occupations. Graduates can transfer to the School of Social Work at University of Maryland Baltimore County or can transfer to the University of Baltimore, which offers a bachelor of arts degree in Human Services Administration.
The A.A.S. degree in Human Services is accredited through the Council for Standards in Human Service Education. This accreditation assures that the program meets the required 20 standards. Accreditation allows human services graduates to apply to become a Nationally Certified Human Services Professional through the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS). For more information about NOHS and the Certified Human Services Professions visit www.nationalhumanservices.org.
AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.
Range of Occupations
- Child care worker
- Counselor aide
- Geriatrics worker
- Health department worker
- Human services worker
- Juvenile services probation worker
- Mental health associate
- Substance abuse counselor
Additional Program Requirements
Students are strongly encouraged to start in the fall term and follow the prescribed program in order to finish in two years. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all human services and fieldwork courses. They also must perform satisfactorily in the fieldwork area in order to graduate. Three fieldwork courses include 100 clinical (unpaid) hours within each term.
Statewide Program: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.