Human Services

Associate Degree

About the Program

Students completing the Human Services program are qualified to work in a variety of fields that require a basic understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of human behavior. Students will develop an understanding of how to assist others in managing their behavior in order to achieve their full potential in educational, social, therapeutic and vocational settings.

Career opportunities exist in youth services, disabilities and special needs, substance abuse, geriatric services, child development programs, child and family services and mental health units. There are also opportunities in the area of general social services as the foundation in behavioral science can be applied in a wide variety of areas. The choice of electives and field placements enable students to prepare for specific interests in the areas that they feel best suited to work or for transfer to the college or university of their choice.

As a member of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) our program provides graduates with the opportunity to earn a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HSBCP) credential.

Learning experiences for students in the Human Services program are provided on Airport Campus during the day and Beltline Campus at night. Required practicums and internships are held in local organizations in the Midlands community.

The Human Services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

Special Requirements

To complete the Human Services program, students must obtain a “C” or better in all HUS courses. A 20-hour practicum is required as part of HUS 101, Introduction to Human Services. Additionally, two supervised field placements of 200 hours each are required. The program director is responsible for approving students for field placement based upon documented readiness. SLED or background checks may be required of student interns by some agencies. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from practicum and field placement sites.

Articulation Agreements

The Human Services Program has developed agreements with the following colleges and universities in order for graduates to seamlessly continue their education. These are:

Columbia College Human Services and Social Work
Limestone College Social Work
Southern Wesleyan University Human Services
Springfield College School of Human Services Human Services
University of South Carolina, Beaufort Human Services
University of South Carolina, Columbia Social Work

Student Achievement Indicators

The following student achievement indicators (SAI) reflect the varied assessment strategies utilized to measure student progress and success.


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