Human Services

Make a living making a difference

Helping others isn't just a career - it's a calling. ACC's Human Services Department prepares students to assist people with disabilities and other specialized needs. Graduates go to work in a variety of settings, including social service organizations, health departments, treatment facilities, schools, and homeless shelters. ACC's Associate of Applied Science degree in General Human Services provides intensive training that allows students to immediately enter the workforce; the program may also be the foundation for transfer to a four-year university.

What skills can I gain?

The Associate of Applied Science degree in General Human Services allows students to build an educational foundation with general academic courses while providing focused training in many social service-related areas such as, counseling, social work, human growth and development, psychology, and behavior modification, among others. As part of the program, students participate in two internships that put classroom education into practice and offer a real-life look at the realities of the field.

How long will it take to earn a degree or certificate?

At least two years of study is required to complete this program.

Where can I work with this education?

Most students who do not continue their education work as assistants in non-profit organizations, schools, in criminal justice, or for public programs with services for people with disabilities or other specialized needs.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. The financial aid page has links for eligibility and applications.