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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Human Services, AAS

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The Human Services program prepares the student for a helping career in the human services field. The goal of this program is to prepare the student for their future employment as a human services generalist. Students who study human services typically should enjoy working with people. They are passionate about the potential for human growth and change. The students feel a commitment to improve the overall quality of people’s lives. Their interests may also include advocating for social justice.

The Human Services Program provides a core course foundation that expands the student’s basic knowledge and skills. The student will complete additional classes in psychology and sociology that allow them to focus and pursue their own special interests. Additional classwork will include studies in substance abuse, victim advocacy, disability services, and working with youth, families, and the elderly. Counseling courses develop the students’ abilities to interview and assist clients in making changes in their lives. A field practicum placement allows the students to explore a human services career with a hands-on experience at a community human services agency setting.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 60
Campus: Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Webster City, Online
Department: Social Sciences
CIP#: 44.00000200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the influences that interdependent systems and the societal culture have on human potential and behavior. This understanding will be applied throughout the student’songoing critical thinking process.
  2. Students will demonstrate verbal and written skills and competencies, which will effectively facilitate quality communication, their relationships with others, their coursework and their practice.
  3. Students will develop a knowledge base of best practices in the Human Service field. They will apply this knowledge through ethical, evidence-base practice and responsible daily living. 

Program of Study

AAS Degree Total Hours: 60

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Executive Director of Human Resources, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501, Telephone: (515)-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Facsimile: (313) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email:

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