A Human Services Degree Makes a Difference

Do you have a passion for helping people who are struggling with issues? A Human Services degree will put you on a career path that is dedicated to helping others prevent or solve problems in order to improve their quality of life. If you want to make a difference in the lives of others and in your community, then St. Petersburg College’s Social and Human Services Associate in Science degree might be the path for you.

Degree Information

Students in our program will be quickly prepared for entry-level employment in the Human Services field, with all the training you’ll need to obtain your state certifications. Our courses are taught by credentialed professionals with experience in their fields. We also offer internship opportunities that will not only prepare you for your new career, but also make your resume look great.

You can jump right in and work on our 60-credit Social and Human Services Associate in Science degree, which offers four different sub-plans from which you can choose:

  • General Subplan
  • Addiction Studies
  • Community Health
  • Youth Development

Or, you can begin by becoming certified in Addiction Studies, Community Health Worker, or Youth Development Professional. All of the certificates count toward the AS degree.

St. Petersburg College is committed to helping you succeed, with free resources that assist you academically and also help you find a job when you’re finished with your studies.

Career Opportunities

Human Services professionals should possess a strong desire to help others. They will need to be patient, understand and caring in order to work to help people in at-risk, vulnerable situations like abuse, addiction, poverty, homelessness, mental health or physical illness. Other important traits include strong communication and time management skills, along with a strong desire to make the world a better place.

Potential jobs in the field include behavioral health technician, mental health aide, social work assistant, family support worker, community outreach worker, youth worker and case management assistant.

Start Immediately

You don’t have to wait! There is still time to register for our Spring Express classes, which begin February 5, 2018. Check out our Spring Express class offerings.

For more information, contact Program Director Cheryl Kerr at (727) 341-3736, or email her at kerr.cheryl@spcollege.edu. You can also call Jay Charboneau at (727) 341-4564, or email him at charboneau.jay@spcollege.edu.

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