The purpose of the Online Human Services Program is to give students the foundational knowledge and skills required to work within the social services helping profession. The coursework emphasizes self-awareness and understanding of personal values, with the goal of fostering appreciation of diversity and the needs of humanity. Areas of emphasis are professional helping skills, behavioral theory, and current social issues. Online human services students will be equipped to conduct ethical practice, establish appropriate boundaries, and apply their skills within professional environments that offer services to people.
Online Associate Degree in Human Services Program Goals:
- Develop appreciation of self-awareness & the diversity of humanity
- Gain a core knowledge base in human behavior theory, research methods, and social welfare policy in preparation for a career and/or graduate study
- Learn healthy professional boundaries & best ethical practices
- Demonstrate professional helping skills within the classroom & apply the skills within a professional environment