Jul 04, 2022  
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023

Human Services, A.A.


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CIP: 44.0000
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:

Students can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complet this program:

Program Learning Outcomes


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

  • Define and demonstrate effective listening and communication skills consistent with those of helping professionals.
  • Appraise, apply and integrate human services related skills, theories and competencies
  • Reflect on, articulate and display ethical, collaborative, and pro-social skills in classroom and internship settings.
  • Assess and analyze efficacy of community based social service resources which provide either/both specific and wrap-around services. Engage with and successfully complete internship requirement.

General Studies Requirements: (33 Credits Min.)


Mathematics (3 Credits Min.)


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), Health Care (HLCR), Human Services (HMSV), Paralegal Studies (LEGL), Psychology (PSYC) Anthropology (ANTH) or Sociology (SOCI).

Total 60 Credits Min.


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