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    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
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    Human Services.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Human Services.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Human Services

  •  Estimated Cost: $11,852

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Lincoln / Partial Online

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS / Cert

    Program Description

    The Human Services Program prepares students for careers in the helping professions. We train students to work in Social Services Agencies; helping others overcome social barriers, such as poverty, abuse, addiction, oppression and mental health challenges. This is a generalist degree which allows you to focus your career on any population from children to elders, and would enable you to work in a variety of positions. Students complete several practicum experiences prior to graduating.

    You are a good fit for Human Services if you:

    • are interested in people's stories
    • are curious about people's behaviors
    • want to help people overcome social barriers
    • see injustice and want to change it
    • are a good listener
    • care about people and what happens to them
    • are open-minded and accepting of differences
    • are flexible

    You can start the Human Services program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    A Criminal Background Check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for the CBC.

    We will prepare you to be an innovative leader in the community who provides direct supportive services promoting diversity, self-awareness and social justice. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. Recent Human Services graduates report an average starting salary of $27,768. Careers include:

    • Activities Aide
    • Alcohol and Drug Counselor
    • Case Manager
    • Community Support Professional
    • Family Advocate
    • Mental Health Security Specialist or Technician
    • Outreach Worker
    • Peer Support
    • Teen Specialist

    The Human Services Program is nationally accredited by:

    Council for Standards in Human Service Education
    3337 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    571-257-3959

    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Michelle Hawco, M.A., Program Director
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2746
    402-437-2746
    mhawco@southeast.edu

    Shane Crockett, M.A., LIMHP, PLADC, Instructor
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2749
    402-437-2749
    scrockett@southeast.edu

    Jennifer Engelhaupt, M.A., LMHP, Instructor
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2264
    402-437-2264
    jengelhaupt@southeast.edu

    Mary Feis-Christy, M.S., ACADC, Instructor
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2748
    402-437-2748
    mfeis-christy@southeast.edu

    Tammy Kelch, M.A., LADC, LMHP, LPC, A & D Practicum Coordinator, Instructor
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2745
    402-437-2745
    tkelch@southeast.edu

    Melissa Stutzman, M.A., LIMHP, LADC, LPC, Practicum Coordinator, Instructor
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2789
    402-437-2789
    mstutzman@southeast.edu

    Cynthia Surrounded, MFS, Instructor
    800-642-4075 Ext. 2751
    402-437-2751
    csurrounded@southeast.edu

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