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. The application process for the Fall 2014 cohort will begin soon.
Our winter term information sessions are scheduled for:
January 22 5:30-7:30 p.m. Riverside Campus, HEC-205
February 12 4:00-6:00 p.m. Redwood Campus, Room I-1
March 14 10:00a.m.-noon Riverside Campus, HEC-211
These meetings are mandatory for all students who wish to apply. Additional meetings will be held in April on both campuses. Check the website in March for details. Application deadline is April 15, 2014.
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