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Associate of Science, Human Services

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The Human Services Associates of Science degree includes a 31 credit core of liberal arts competency courses with a psychology and sociology emphasis.  Additionally, this degree includes 30 credits of foundational human services knowledge bases and skills courses designed to prepare students for entry level careers in residential, nursing home, educational, social service, criminal justice, and hospital settings.

Program Details
This is a 61 credit terminal degree that can also prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Human Services Associates of Science degree holders often go on to a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, and/or criminology. A program coordinator will work with you to determine the best course electives to achieve your educational, professional, and/or personal objectives.

Career Opportunities
Students with a human services degree may apply their skills to a number of professional roles such as:

Residence Counselor
Social Work Aide
Nursing Home Assistant
Job Coach
Educational Support Specialist
Youth Counselor

Transfer Options
Students considering transfer to any of the CSCUs are strongly encouraged to earn the Social Work Studies T.A.P. degree.

Career Outlook

The job outlook for Social and Human Service Assistant is expected to grow 17% percent through 2030.


Job Salary

Mean Wage for a Social and Human Service Assistant is $17.29 per hour

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.