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The program is designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of occupational pursuits which provide skills for educational, community and social service jobs.
The associate of arts and sciences degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete baccalaureate degree programs. For students interested in four-year business degrees, the General Studies AA&S degree with a specialization in Human Services provides core courses in the field, while the flexibility of the electives within SVCC’s Transfer Degree allows students to select courses to meet the transfer requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer.
The curriculum in human services is designed to prepare individuals for careers in a para-professional capacity in a variety of helping agencies: educational settings, nursing homes, mental health facilities, halfway houses, institutions for the intellectually disabled, sheltered workshops, drug facilities, institutions for senior citizens, and correctional and rehabilitative institutions.