A Human Services Associate's degree might be right for you if you lead your life with your heart! Through career-focused curriculum and practical, real-world scenarios in your Human Services classes online, you can prepare for a human and social services career helping others and creating a positive impact in your community. A Human Services Associate's degree can act as a smooth pathway toward a Human Services Bachelor's degree and furthering your career while making a positive impact in the lives of others. This online Human Services Associate's degree is available with $149 self-directed assessments, which allow you to prove that you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.
This Human Services Associate's degree is designed for non-licensed positions and does not academically qualify graduates for any state professional license. It is not intended for those seeking employment as a licensed social worker.
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What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Advance Your Education
Rasmussen University’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your online Human Services Associate’s degree credits toward a Human Services Bachelor's degree.
Launch a Fulfilling Career
After graduating with your Human Services Associate's degree, you will have the knowledge, human services skills, confidence and communication skills to work in a rewarding, service-based career helping others.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2020 and 2030 for Social and Human Service Assistants is 17%.2 A Human Services Associate's degree from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.
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What Skills Will I Gain?
Interpersonal Skills and Working with Others
Apply self-reflection and development strategies to forge strong relationship management and gain the tools to know yourself in order to be effective in working with others.
In your Human Services classes you will utilize assignments that are relevant to your local community and reflect community needs and resources, including community support systems and interconnectedness to support diverse populations.
Crisis Response Strategies
Understand the impact and response to crisis situations including stress, assault, substance abuse and loss, and the roles and relationships of victims, police officers, nurses and counselors.
Electronic Communication and Case Management
Gain an understanding of computer applications and how to manage caseloads of clients, document casework and electronic health records. Responsibly communicate with clients through telehealth and social media.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HUS 1238
- 4 Credits
- HUS 1632
- 4 Credits
- HUS 1461
- 4 Credits
Evolving Populations in Human Services
Explores the various situations and human beings with which human services professionals may work. Also explores the types of positions students can fill in a human services organization targeting a specific population of individuals.
Working with Clients
Introduces communication techniques and practical skills used in human services. Students gain insight into the scope of daily work activities performed by a human services professional and begin to practice and develop their own communication tools for use in the field.
Perspectives on Human Behavior
Introduces prospective human services professionals to knowledge of behavior at individual, group and societal levels. Focuses on theories and knowledge relative to the biological, psychological, sociological and cultural characteristics evident in many facets of contemporary society.
23 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
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Entrance RequirementsEntrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact an admissions advisor who will speak to you about immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
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Where Can I Find a Human Services Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find an online Human Services program near you.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed March 31, 2022] www.bls.gov/ooh/. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
- Tuition for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate is $205 per credit, for new students only. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. Students who receive the tuition price of $205 per credit cannot use any additional Rasmussen University discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $7,515. Program cost breakdown: $205 per credit x 36 credits = $7,380 + $135 book fees = $7,515 estimated tuition cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.
- Tuition for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma is $205 per credit, for new students only. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. Students who receive the tuition price of $205 per credit cannot use any additional Rasmussen University discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $14,680. Program cost breakdown: $205 per credit x 70 credits = $14,350 + $330 book fees = $14,680 estimated tuition cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.
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