Degrees Courses

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The Human & Social Services program is designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge important to be a successful professional in human and social services and to apply those concepts in a variety of settings. Students learn the attributes and needs of diverse populations served by human service organizations and the professional and ethical standards to work with people in need. A number of opportunities are available with community agencies and institutions to gain hands-on experience through field placements. Students may concentrate in specialized areas by choosing specific electives related to their interests.

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CURTIS PHILLIPS

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Human & Social Services program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate adequate preparation for career development required to be an effective human services professional.
  • Recognize and apply ethical and professional standards within the human services field.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human development and how social systems interact in producing human problems.
  • Identify the full spectrum of a diverse community and appropriate techniques for working with diverse individuals.
  • Identify strategies, interventions, and goal attainment that promote healthy functioning and treatment-rehabilitation congruent with organizations in the human service profession.
  • Employ proficient written and verbal communication skills and the appropriate uses of technology.

Degree Options

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is designed for students seeking immediate employment upon graduation. Emphasis is placed on theoretical and practical knowledge important to be a successful professional in human and social services and to apply those concepts in a variety of settings. Students may concentrate in specialized areas by choosing specific electives related to their interests. An Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree is available for those planning to pursue a four year degree at a Washington baccalaureate institution.