2014-2015 Catalog 
    May 20, 2018  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services

Program Description

The human services program prepares students to provide appropriate services to those in need, to empower others to help themselves, and to enhance the quality of life for all people.

Student Learning Outcomes

Human Services graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate for a Human Service professional.

  • Integrate theories of human behavior in professional practice.

  • Discriminate between personal and professional behaviors.

Career Opportunities

Depending upon the student's specific program of study, employment opportunities exist with psychiatric treatment facilities, social service agencies, school systems, nursing homes, community based services, group homes, rehabilitation centers and senior services. Career and employment services are provided by the college.

Admissions Information

Admission to the Human Services Program is selective. Applicants are required to have a college application and high school diploma or equivalent on file in the registrar's office. Applicants must provide proof of one of the following:  a minimum ACT score of 19 in reading and writing, or a COMPASS/ASSET evaluation showing minimum scores of 62 in writing and 76 in reading.  In addition, the student must successfully complete a background check.  For more detailed information on the admissions process, please contact a program adviser.


  • Students are required to earn a minimum of a "C" in each of their program courses in order for them to apply toward a diploma or degree. Students may refer to the Human Services program manual for additional program expectations and requirements.

  • Selected courses required for Alcohol/Drug Counseling are offered through the Hastings and Grand Island campuses. Course work in this area may be applied toward human services degree requirements with adviser approval.

  • Additional program costs include student-in-practicum insurance and a background check.

  • Immunizations are required; see program director for the specific immunizations needed.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goal, the proposed program of study is provided. A student's final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her adviser prior to any academic planning and registering in a chosen specialty.


Associate of Applied Science