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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, A.S.*

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Program Design

The Human Services associate degree program is designed to prepare students for diverse employment opportunities and to provide a foundation for further academic pursuit. Additionally, the program includes field placement opportunities that provide students with “hands-on” exposure to the helping professions.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. They can begin the program any semester and include field work at off-campus sites as part of their program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Human Services degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Understand the past, present and future of human services.
  2. Be prepared for group facilitation and participation, grant proposal writing, and oral and written expressions appropriate to human services.
  3. Conduct interviews, assessments, and basic human service research.
  4. Be prepared to address the needs of client populations during the internship experience.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of human service skills necessary to interact effectively with individuals, families or groups.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Total Minimum Credits Required: 60


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

Students are to meet with the program coordinator before selecting a field placement site.

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