Human Services - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Human Services - Associate Degree
Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services
Online Learning Option This program can be completed online or in the classroom.

Your community needs you. The community needs more social and human services workers. Help fulfill the industry demand by earning an associate degree in Human Services from Virginia Peninsula.

Tailored to fit the Virginia Peninsula’s needs, this two-year program is designed for those who desire to help others with prevention and remediation services in a variety of settings, including community, residential care and institutional settings. This program includes courses in basic counseling, problem solving, substance abuse, psychology, sociology and more. The curriculum also offers an internship that provides hands-on training. In addition to the associate degree, Virginia Peninsula offers Benefits Program Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant and Youth Development career studies certificates.


The employment opportunities in this field are vast and expected to grow as the elderly population grows and the needs of impaired populations continue to increase. Explore options in fields such as social work, counseling, mental health care and more. Graduates with experience in this field become:

  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation technicians
  • nursing home aides
  • community development assistants
  • counseling or social service assistants
  • childcare workers
  • eligibility interviewers for government programs
  • mental health counselors
  • human service assistants
  • substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
  • teacher assistants
  • case management aides
  • adult daycare workers

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