Human Services workers and assistants provide direct and indirect client services and serve to improve and enhance the lives of others in a variety of roles within social and human service delivery settings. Job titles vary: case management aide, social work assistant, alcohol or drug abuse counselor, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor, crisis intervention counselor, intake worker, gerontology aide, family support worker, habilitation aide, residential counselor, and juvenile specialist. The U.S. Department of Labor states: “Human services worker and assistant occupations are projected to be among the fastest growing. Job opportunities should be excellent [for qualified applicants]…”
The Human Services program at Tulsa Community College is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking careers in a wide range of helping profession settings. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact with persons experiencing personal and social problems in order to assess needs and provide appropriate intervention. Students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience with community agencies and populations. In addition to general education requirements, all Human Service students complete core coursework in:
- Principles of Human Services
- Basic Counseling Skills
- Chemical Dependency and Treatment
- Lifespan Development
- Human Services Applications/Case Management
- Issues in Human Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Additional career and occupational information in the human services field can be found at: http://bls.gov and http://stats.bls.gov/oco
Semester plan available through faculty advisement
For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7064
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Exhibit professionalism, ethical decision making, cultural awareness, and interpersonal skills appropriate to the field of human services.
- Apply human service values and attitudes to promote ethical application and practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of diversity in determining and meeting needs and provide evidence of attitudes and skills that reflect this understanding.
- Demonstrate attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for beginning competence in human service intervention.
- Demonstrate professional skills of the human services field.
Search careers related to Human Services at TCC Career Explorer and visit TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.
Consider joining one or more of these student organizations relevant to human Services majors: Behavioral Sciences Association (BSA), Campus Civitan, or Total Addiction Counseling & Knowledge from Life Experiences (TACKLE). For more information, speak to Human Services faculty or stop by the Student Life office on campus.
View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Human Services AAS Degree Map.