Human Services Technology - Southwestern Illinois College

Information about the program

The Human Services Technology Program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive set of skills and attributes necessary for a paraprofessional career in human services.

The program’s emphasis on knowledge, technical skills, communication skills, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic reflects a holistic approach to preparing students for success in the field.

  • Two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree, 100% available online or a combination of online and classroom coursework, along with 320 hours of field experience.
  • Work in a variety of specializations, including youth care, eldercare, mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice social services.
  • One of the fastest growing career fields with a 17% increase in employment.

Get Started

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