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Welcome to Human Services!

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The two-year associate degree in Human Services gives the student a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for entry into a wide variety of human service occupations.

Occupational Objectives

Child Care Worker
Counselor in a Residential Facility
Developmental Disabilities Aide
Eligibility Worker
Group Work Aide
Recreation Aide
Rehabilitation Aide
School Community Representative
Social Service Aide
Social Services in Geriatric Facility
Social Work Technician

Admission Requirements

The student must meet the entrance requirements established by the college. A personal interview with the program head is recommended to discuss both program and occupational requirements. To apply to New River Community College see "How to Become a Student."

Program Requirements

The Human Services program is about people working with people. The program is designed to provide about one-third of its requirements in general education and the remainder in human services technical and support courses. The student will spend a minimum of 450 hours in supervised work experience in a social service agency. Students will be required to go through an oral interview after internship for assessment purposes. To get the most benefit from the program, students should work closely with their faculty advisor in planning their curriculum and their field experience. Application for internship should be made the semester prior to doing internship. As a prerequisite to beginning the internship experience, the student will be required to purchase student professional liability insurance, which is available through the college at a reasonable rate. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the student will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services.