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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services AAS

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Program Description

To dedicate one’s career to service is a high calling. Whether working directly with clients or in indirect support roles, the commitment to serve and enhance the lives of other people is a noble choice!

While at TCC, gain the basic knowledge, skills, and values needed to communicate and help people experiencing personal and social problems. Advance towards a career with the ability to assess needs and provide appropriate interventions. Opportunities to grow through hands-on experiences with community agencies and populations afford students in the Human Services program excellent preparation for employment in the field.

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
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Internship

Human Services graduates work in a variety of social service delivery settings.  Job titles vary: case manager, social work assistant, peer recovery specialist, community outreach worker, life skills coach, crisis intervention worker, intake worker, family support staff, direct support professional, 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 …”

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:

  • Integrate human services principles to human services work.
  • Explain the role of diversity in determining and meeting needs of at-risk individuals.
  • Explain attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for beginning competence in human service intervention.
  • Document the practice of professional skills in the human services field.


Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

Human Services majors benefit from participation in the 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.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Human Services AAS Program Map     

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36

Computer Information Systems 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from any Computer Information Systems courses (CSCI/CSYS).

Total Credit Hours: 60

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