Human Services - Children and Adolescents

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

Treat kids today for a better tomorrow

Whether you’re just starting out or have a background in education, social work or psychology, this Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) positions you for success in working with children and adolescents in a human services setting.

This program is unique to CLC. In addition to classwork, complete a practicum in a professional setting. Gain the knowledge and skills to work with young people, including:

  • using the strengths perspective
  • developing a change plan
  • completing a social history
  • documenting casework

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Children and Adolescents?

If you already have a degree in another field, add this A.A.S. to enhance your qualifications, making yourself a more attractive candidate to human services agencies.

Former students have even entered the fields of social work or counseling with additional education; they have also been hired as caseworker aides in private agencies or paraprofessionals to do clerical work.

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • caseworker aide
  • probation aide
  • parole aide
  • residential assistant

With additional education, you can become a:

  • treatment manager
  • therapist
  • mental health clinician
  • correctional counselor


  • 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.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Human Services at CLC

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