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Meeting Human Needs for Well-Being

The human services associate in applied science (AAS) program provides the social science foundation needed to qualify for entry-level positions. 

The problems facing individuals, families and communities are now more complex than ever before. It's critical for there to be professionals with knowledge of these problems and the skills to aid people through them.  

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What is Human Services at St. Louis Community College?

Human services professionals work in various settings to provide support, advocacy and resources to address issues related to mental health, social welfare, education and community development.  

Meeting human needs for well-being is dependent on many rapidly changing factors in society. The human services program of study and practice is broad in scope drawing from sociology, psychology, social work, health sciences and education, with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide exceptional service.  

You'll have the knowledge and skills to create and manage client cases. You'll have the competency and skills for basic case management duties and responsibilities for individual and family self-sufficiency, and you'll have the skills needed to assist clients in finding jobs, assist job seekers with interviewing skills, and assist individuals in completing the paperwork required for referrals. 

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What Can You Do with a Human Services Associate Degree?

With a human services associate degree, you can pursue entry-level positions such as:

  • Social services assistant
  • Case management aide
  • Outreach worker
  • Community health worker
  • Client intervention specialist
  • Employment specialist
  • Community support specialist
  • Peer support specialist

Graduates of the program with prior college education or a degree (bachelor's or higher) in other professions can find middle-level management positions with social services agencies and community-based organizations. These positions may include senior case manager, senior manager of employment services, lead case manager or assistant director of intake. 

AAS in Human Services

  • Degree offered: Associate in applied science
  • Locations: Forest Park
  • Hours to complete: 60
  • Program contact name: John Fallah, MSW, PhD
  • Program contact email: jfallah1@stlcc.edu

Cost of Attendance

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Human Services Program

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save more than $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third less than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid. 

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Ramp Up High-Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused programs for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand jobs. STLCC provides opportunities for college transfers, career development and workforce training. Certificate programs can establish you in a new career in as few as 12 weeks.

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Build Skills You Need with Stackable Credentials

Stackable credentials help students level up career opportunities without investing a large amount of time and resources. Students can stack or assemble a series of traditional and nontraditional credentials including degrees, certificates, apprenticeships and more.

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Earn College Credit While in High School

Earn up to 60 hours of college credit while in high school with dual credit and dual enrollment. Pay one-sixth the price for classes you'd be taking at a four-year university.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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