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 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 will be notified by June 1 whether or not they have been accepted. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting in late August.
Information sessions will be scheduled again starting
in November for the Fall 2015 cohort. Please check back to this website
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