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The Human Services program prepares individuals for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational and mental health services.  Upon completion of the program the graduate is prepared to seek employment in various areas which may include child care facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, hospitals, educational institutions, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, child and youth centers, and social service agencies.

Options Available

Associate in Applied Science

Certificates

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Length of Program

Most students may complete an AAS program in two years, provided students enroll in the recommended number of credit hours per semester.  General education classes, with the exception of course prerequisites, may be taken along with curriculum classes.

Employment Opportunities

  • Local Employment

    • Workforce Kentucky reports that the Pennyrile region will experience a fast growing job outlook human services assistants with an 11% increase expected through 2020 with 6 annual openings and a mean salary of $25,975.  Likewise, the Green River region can expect a very fast growing outlook with 33% growth rate through 2020 and 10 annual job openings $25,688 mean salary. 
  • State Employment

    • Job growth is expected to be 27% for human services assistants in Kentucky with 280 job openings annually, as reported by the Kentucky Department for Workforce Investment, Office of Employment and Training.  The annual mean salary is $23,900. 
  • National Employment

    • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for human services assistants is projected to grow by 28% nationally through 2020 with 18,910 job openings per year.  The annual median salary is $28,200.

Transfer Options

Your associate in applied science degree in Human Services is transferable to bachelor of science programs at:

  • Western Kentucky University (Bachelor of Social Work),
  • Morehead State University (Bachelor of Social Work)
  • Murray State University (AAS into Bachelor of Integrated Studies  or AA w/Human Services Framework into Bachelor of Social Work)
  • Kentucky State University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology)
  • University of Pikeville ( Bachelor of Social Work)
  • Additional out-of-state transfer options may be available

Online Assistance

MCC’s online coursework is delivered through Blackboard.  Our knowledgeable Help Desk is available to answer your questions about your online class. Contact the KCTCS Online Technical Help Desk at any time 24/7.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Tim Trice (tim.trice@kctcs.edu) for assistance.

For More Information

To learn more about Human Services, contact Natalie Cooper.

Program Coordinator

Natalie Cooper
(270) 824-8599  
natalie.cooper@kctcs.edu

Accreditation

Madisonville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC’s general admission requirements.

Graduation Requirements

You will be eligible for graduation when you have completed your program with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. In addition, you must have a minimum of 24 hours taken in residence within KCTCS and 25% of the approved coursework must come from Madisonville Community College.

Job Placement Assistance

The Office of Career Services offers students, alumni, and members of the community free assistance in locating regional and local employment opportunities. We are available to assist employers by referring qualified candidates for full-time, part-time, temporary, and cooperative education positions.  For more information, contact Chris Woodall (chris.woodall@kctcs.edu).

Tuition & Fees

Students enrolled in Madisonville Community College online courses are assessed in-state tuition & fees, regardless of their location.