Human service workers provide a wide range of emotional and practical support to help people get through difficult times. A degree in human services prepares students for entry-level employment in such areas as day care, 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. Applications have closed for Fall 2013. We have selected a full complement of students for next year. However, if you would like to placed on a waitlist, please contact the Department Chair by email. Include your name, student ID#, mailing address, and phone number. You will be informed if additional places in the cohort become available during the summer.
Degrees and Certificates:
- Two-year Associate of Science degree
(articulated with Southern Oregon University)
- Two-year Associate of Applied Science degree
- One-year Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate
(available to students with a four-year degree or higher)
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.
Phone: (541) 245-7504