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Human Services Online Program

The Human Services program prepares the student for a helping career in the human services field. The goal of this program is to prepare the student for their future employment as a human services generalist. Students who study human services typically should enjoy working with people. They are passionate about the potential for human growth and change. The students feel a commitment to improve the overall quality of people's lives. Their interests may also include advocating for social justice.

The Human Services Program provides a core course foundation that expands the student's basic knowledge and skills. The student will complete additional classes in psychology and sociology that allow them to focus and pursue their own special interests. Additional classwork will include studies in substance abuse, victim advocacy, disability services, and working with youth, families, and the elderly. Counseling courses develop the students' abilities to interview and assist clients in making changes in their lives. A field practicum placement allows the students to explore a human services career with a hands-on experience at a community human services agency setting.

Potential Careers

  • Admission Counselor
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Client Supervisor
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Day Care Worker
  • Employment Counselor
  • Fundraising
  • Group Home Attendant
  • House Manager
  • Human Services Caseworker
  • Mental Health Aide
  • Nursing Home Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Worker
  • Residential Advisor
  • Residential Counselor
  • Social Service Aide
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Victim Advocate
  • Voc Rehab Worker
  • Youth Counselor

Full-time students can complete this degree in approximately 2 years.

Advisors

Brittany Bush
800-362-2793 ext. 1063
515-574-1063
bush_br@iowacentral.edu
Tami Barrett
800-362-2793 ext. 1056
515-574-1056
barrett@iowacentral.edu
Ashley Hanssen
800-362-2793 ext. 1061
515-574-1061
hanssen@iowacentral.edu
Jay Vratny
800-362-2793 ext. 1069
515-574-1069
vratny@iowacentral.edu