Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Human Services, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $15,888

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fee: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fees: $80 (if applicable)
  • Books/Course Materials: $1,900 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to provide education and internship to prepare students for entry-level employment in the human services field. Human service workers provide a wide range of emotional and practical support services aimed at addressing the needs of people facing a variety of challenges. Within the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, there is a General Human Services Track for students seeking a broad range of experience and a Children/Families track designed for those who would like to focus specifically on working with this population. Embedded within the AAS degree is a Career Pathway Certificate in Addiction Studies which prepares students for state certification in addiction counseling through Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board (MHACBO). For information on the certification process visit the MHACBO website:

Students enrolled in Human Services courses may continue their education and transfer to bachelor programs in related helping fields such as family and human services, psychology, or social work. Students interested in transfer options and/or state certification options should work closely with program advising staff to select appropriate courses to reach their education and career goals.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Practice professional and ethical standards inherent in the human services field
PLO 2 - Utilize skills of attending behavior, active listening, effective questioning techniques that align with theoretical orientations in the helping fields, while working with both individuals and groups
PLO 3 - Exhibit competence in working with people from diverse backgrounds
PLO 4 - Conduct various assessments with regard to eligibility, service needs and problem resolution, commonly used in the human services field
PLO 5 - Develop a plan of action for clients using a strengths-based approach to link people with community resources
PLO 6 - Utilize technology and digital resources for educational and career purposes
PLO 7 - Communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing
PLO 8 - Describe current best practices in the field of human services and demonstrate the ability to implement these practices at the entry level

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (8 credits) - Complete both of the following:

Mathematics (3 credits):

Science / Math / Computer Science (3-4 credits) - Complete one course from the following list:

Communications (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Health (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Social Science and Education - Complete 9 credits from ONE of the following tracks:

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. HS 150  satisfies the Human Relations requirement.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education must be completed with a grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. HS 150 - Personal Effectiveness for Human Service Workers  is required, and HS 226 - Ethics and Law  is recommended prior to enrollment in Cooperative Education.

Complete 18 credits of Cooperative Education - choose from: 


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