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Human Services

Human Services is a profession that focuses on helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of needs, such as mental health, substance abuse, physical disabilities, and more. Depending on your interest, there is a wide range of agencies serving the needs of different populations. This is a very rewarding field requiring good communication and organizational skills.

Where You Could Go

Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree can be certified as an Assistant Social Worker through the state of Ohio. If you complete NC State’s Associate of Arts degree in Social Work or Associate of Human Services and go on to a four-year program to earn a bachelor’s degree, you could become a Licensed Social Worker or Chemical Dependency Counselor (after passing the licensure exam).

NC State has over 40 agreements with fouryear colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

Job Demand

There are many career choices for human services graduates. The field is stable and generally offers good job security, along with advancement opportunities with further training and education.


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Local Job Openings
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job openings over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.


Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.



Curriculum Worksheet
Courses Plan by Semester
Required Courses Required Courses
Descriptions of Courses
>> Human Services Handbook


Related Certificate Programs


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An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report is required in order to begin the practicum sequence.


Social Work Assistant Application


*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.



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