Oct 23, 2019  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Human Services, A.A.


CIP: 44.0701
School of Liberal Arts, 505-428-1370

Human Services is a career-oriented program that prepares students to become professional helpers. It is designed for those who want to bring about change and make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. Human Services graduates can often find entry-level work in behavioral health and social services agencies.

Internships in the Human Services program provide community work experience for academic credit. These offer students the opportunity to develop skills that are useful in the job market. Students may be offered paid internships or jobs after completing their initial internships. Program concentrations give students maximum flexibility and an opportunity to specialize in a particular area of human services. Human Services graduates often choose to continue their education pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or higher in social work, human services, counseling, family studies, community services, psychology, and /or sociology. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective listening and communication skills consistent with those of helping professionals.
  • Apply human services- related skills, theories and competencies.
  • Demonstrate ethical, collaborative and pro social interpersonal skills in classroom and internship settings.
  • Analyze the efficacy of community- based social service resources that provide specific and /or wrap-around services.

General Studies Requirements: (33 Credits Minimum)


Mathematics (3 Credits Minimum)


Laboratory Science (8 Credits)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


Humanities (3 Credits)


Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Health and Wellness (1 Credit)


Related Requirements: (12 Credits)


Choose from courses in Criminal Justice (CRJS), Human Services (HMSV), Paralegal Studies (LEGL), Psychology (PSYC) Anthropology (ANTH) or Sociology (SOCI).

Total 60 Credits Min.