The Associate of Arts in Human Services degree offered by Niagara County Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is a reaction to the need for human services professionals who can respond to advancing technology, the aging population, significant changes in the character and structure of the family, increased exposure to trauma, and economic factors and other social trends. This program aims to help students deal with the problems and challenges of the bureaucracies, which are becoming complex and require highly trained and skilled human services workers. An objective of this program is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and credits required to transfer to a 4-year baccalaureate program. The curriculum of this program aims to provide students with a common core of course work as well as the opportunity through human services electives to study gerontology, early childhood education, social work, substance abuse or other human services areas.
After graduating from this program students are qualified to seek entry level employment in early childhood centers, agencies serving the elderly, social services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, health care agencies, residential care facilities, community and government organizations and a variety of other agencies.
This degree program requires the completion of 64 credits. Accredited high school diploma or GED equivalent.
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