Human Services Technology - Southwestern Illinois College

Associate in Applied Science Degree (0078) – Human Services Technology

This program is designed for students as preparation for advanced study or employment in the human services profession. The Associate in Applied Science program prepares students for paraprofessional employment in the human services field. Students have the option of taking courses in a variety of areas or specializing in youth care, elder care, criminal justice social services or rehabilitation services.

Many of the courses in this program will also apply toward the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in social work or in a related human services field. Due to differences in four-year institutional program requirements, students are encouraged to consult the program coordinator or an academic advisor for transfer information.

For those already employed in the human services field, courses apply toward continuing education requirements.

For more information on the Human Services Technology Program, please contact the program coordinator, Susan Holbrook at 618-235-2700, extension 5198 or

Educational Program

Refer to the sequence of courses and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science program prepares students for employment as entry-level, paraprofessional human services workers. Human services workers are employed by public and private social service agencies and organizations in many specialized areas such as:

  • Youth Care
  • Elder Care
  • Criminal Justice

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