Human Services

Human service workers provide a wide range of emotional and practical support to help people get through difficult times. Greg Marton, Instructor/Coordinator A degree in human services prepares students for entry-level employment in such areas as child and family services, mental health, social services, addictions counseling, aging and rehabilitation, including group and community work at the public and private level.

About the Program

RCC's Human Services program offers classroom instruction and practical training, including internships that will develop your skills in a real-life setting. You'll learn about human behavior and social problems and how individuals interface with various systems to address these issues.

This limited-entry program has specific standards for acceptance. The application process for the Fall 2014 cohort is now closed.  Applicants have been selected and notified. Our convocation meeting will be on September 23 at 10 a.m. in room 225 of the Higher Education Center at Riverside Campus.

Information sessions will be scheduled again starting in November for the Fall 2015 cohort.  Please check back to this website for updates. 

Degrees and Certificates:

Job Opportunities:

Starting salaries for graduates may range from $23,000 to $36,000 a year. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects in this field are increasing. Many human services graduates transfer to four-year universities to further their education to enhance career prospects and earnings.

Department Chair:
Francine Gentile

Department Secretary:
Cindy Henney
Phone: (541) 245-7504