Human Services

Associate of Applied Science

Herkimer County Community College

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    63
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Applied Science
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Human Services program is designed to prepare students for a career in a variety of human service agencies. Students may, for example, find employment as case managers, social work assistants, family advocates, residential counselors or classroom assistants. 


Students may work with a variety of populations, such as the physically or developmentally disabled, elderly, youth at risk or individuals in crisis. 


The goals of this program are to:

    introduce the student to the many populations and services provided in the field of human services;

    prepare students to pursue continuing education to maintain "best practice" in their employment position and/or an advanced degree in the career of their choice; and

    prepare students for a variety of entry-level human service job opportunities.


Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

    identify normal developmental trends throughout the life span and recognize deviations from normal development;

    identify the social systems that impact the individual's behavior;

    communicate effectively with a variety of populations;

    accurately document case records;

    identify community services available to assist clients;

    abide by the Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals; and

    gather and apply credible and valid information to guide practice.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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