Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Human Services, AAS

Length: Two years, 91 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $13,955

  • Books/Course Materials - $1,900
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,055

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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. 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:

  • Communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Become knowledgeable about ethical standards inherent in the human services field.
  • Develop interviewing skills.
  • Develop cultural competency in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Conduct various assessments.
  • Develop a plan of action for clients using a strengths-based approach to link people with community resources.
  • Develop and demonstrate evidence-based practices.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professionalism.
  • Develop and demonstrate computer literacy to use technology for educational and career success.

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:

Psychology and Sociology (9 credits) - Complete three courses from the following:

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 requied, and HS 226 - Ethics and Law  is recommended, prior to enrollment in Cooperative Education.

Cooperative Education (18 credits):

Program Electives

Program Electives must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Program Electives (9 credits) - Complete courses from the following :