Associates in Science Degree 

The Associates in Science Degree in Human Services will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog. In addition to completing the Business Administration requirements.

What is Human Services?

Human services are designed to promote or enhance the personal well-being of individuals. The Human Services Program prepares students for various paraprofessional positions in human services, such as:
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • Job Coach/Employment Specialist
  • Social Services Intake Specialist
  • Community Health Worker
Service-based learning through community service is integrated as a part of the Human Services Program. This helps students:
  • Develop hands on experience in the field.
  • Prepare for transfer to a four-year university.
  • Connect with other members of the HMS Club.
  • Respond to the needs of the local communities.


Required courses for Human Services (20 Units)
Required Courses Title Units
HMS-4 Introduction to Human Services 3
HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling 3
HMS-6 Introduction to Case Management 3
HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process 3
HMS-16 Public Assistance and Benefits 1
WKX-200 Human Services Work Experience 1-2-3-4
Electives (Choose from list below – 6 units)


Electives (6 Units)
Courses Title Units
HMS-7 Introduction to Psychosocial Rehabilitation 3
HMS-13 Employment Support Strategies 3
HMS-14 Job Development 3
HMS-17 Community Mental Health 3
HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work 3
HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work 3


The following certificate may lead to employment competency, but does not lead to Associates in Science Degree:


This program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to provide employment support for individuals with disabilities and their family members.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to help individuals become employable and self-sufficient.
  • Provide follow-up services to help individuals maintain employment.
  • Demonstrate ability to assist individuals with knowledge about benefits, eligibility requirements and available services and resources.


Required courses for Employment Support Specialization (4 Units)
Required Courses Title Units
HMS-13 Employment Support Strategies 3
HMS-16 Public Assistance and Benefits 1

Download program information sheet:  Human Services. pdf




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