Human service workers provide a wide range of emotional and practical support to help people get through difficult times. A degree in human services prepares students for entry-level employment in such areas as child and family services, mental health, social services, addictions counseling, aging and rehabilitation, including group and community work at the public and private level.
About the Program
RCC's Human Services program offers classroom instruction and practical training, including internships that will develop your skills in a real-life setting. You'll learn about human behavior and social problems and how individuals interface with various systems to address these issues.
This limited-entry program has specific standards for acceptance. The application process for the Fall 2017 cohort will open on Nov. 20, 2016. Deadline for applications is May 1st, 2017 by 5 p.m. Deliver to Cindy Henney-Social Science Adm. Asst. Second floor offices of HEC. SEE BELOW FOR EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE. All applicants will be notified of our decision by June 4th. Please be sure we have your current email and mailing address.
April 18th, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. on Riverside Campus: HEC 227
Applications will be accepted beginning November 20th, 2016. Drop off with Cindy Henney/2nd floor offices/HEC
- April 14, 2017 application deadline for the 2017/18 cohort. NEW DEADLINE WILL BE MAY 1ST 2017 by 5 p.m.
Degrees and Certificates:
- One-year Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate
(available to students with a four-year degree or higher)
- Two-year Associate of Science degree
(articulated with Southern Oregon University)
- Two-year Associate of Applied Science degree
- Two-year AAOT with Sociology/Social Work area of Interest (see page 164 of the college catalog)
Starting salaries for graduates may range from $23,000 to $36,000 a year. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects in this field are increasing. Many human services graduates transfer to four-year universities to further their education to enhance career prospects and earnings.