Human Services

Student standing a laughing in a hallwayIf you are a caring person with a heart for people in need, OCTCs Human Services program could be for you. Many of our graduates work in social services, community agencies and mental health facilities. Others work in educational or clinical settings. Our students gain essential skills with a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experience. You may focus your studies to match your interests in areas such as gerontology, developmental disabilities and family services. Some of our graduates go directly into the work force, while
others transfer to work toward bachelors degrees.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Human Services: 64 credit hours


  • Direct Support Work: 15 credit hours

For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

Length of Program

The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.

For more information

Greta McDonough, MSSW
Program Coordinator

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Human Services

The Human Services program prepares you for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational and mental health services. You may focus your studies by choosing the technical courses that match your interests such as juvenile delinquency, gerontology, corrections, developmental disabilities, and family services. Application of classroom principles and skills are provided through clinical experiences, usually during your last semester. Graduates are prepared for employment in a variety of social services agencies. Use the contact info on the web page to learn more!