Online Learning at Iowa Central
Human Services

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.

Contact Us


Kari Otto
800-362-2793 ext. 1063
Tami Barrett
800-362-2793 ext. 1056
Ashley Hanssen
800-362-2793 ext. 1061
Kayla Tille
800-362-2793 ext. 1099
Jay Vratny
800-362-2793 ext. 1059

I love the late nights in the library studying with friends, sometimes laughing more than studying.

Ruth Chalstrom
Human Services
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