Human Services - Adult Services

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

Grow while helping others

Prepare to serve your neighbors in need, including those in addiction treatment and community assistance programs. By studying subjects like psychology, social work and sociology, you better understand people—all aspects of them—and you’re ready to tackle humanity’s complex challenges. At the same time, you learn a lot about yourself and develop a keen ability to help others improve their own lives.

What can you do with a degree in Adult Services?

With this Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, you empathize with others—and you’re ready to care for them as they maneuver through the complicated situation that is life.

You have numerous options upon graduation. You may choose to transfer to a 4-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology or a related area. If you think this path is in your future, consult with an academic success advisor to make sure your credits will transfer—and that you’re taking the right classes at the right times.

You might also decide to go straight to work. If so, you’re well-trained for some entry-level jobs in agencies that exist to help people. You may find fulfilling work in these positions:

  • advocate
  • case manager or case manager aide
  • milieu management professional
  • residential assistant


  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    This program is commended for excellence in the preparation of the 21st-century addictions professional workforce.
  • WIOA Program

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

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Human Services at CLC

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This degree is just one possible way to study human services. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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