Associate of Applied Science Degree

For questions or advising needs, contact:
Lynn Paterna, Associate Degree Coordinator

Program Outcomes:


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Analyze and navigate community-based human services agencies, service delivery systems in order to secure a variety of community resources appropriate for clients.  
  2. Utilize a strengths-based approach to working with people and their problems in living.  
  3. Effectively use intervention and core paraprofessional counseling skills.  
  4. Apply acquired human services skills in a service agency, to include assessment, interviewing, treatment planning, service delivery, and paraprofessional counseling.
  5. Demonstrate consolidation of knowledge through three areas of learning: 
  • Understand agencies, target populations, services delivered, and interaction with community partners,
  • Develop a professional self and identify with appropriate use of supervision,  
  • Apply client/community intervention skills,
  1. Qualify for employment in the human services workforce,  
  2. Build on human services AAS degree as a foundation for further education.