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Human Services

Human Services

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What is Human Services?

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.

What are my career choices?

Workforce Kentucky reports that the Pennyrile region will experience a fast growing job outlook for human services professionals. Likewise, the Green River region can expect a very fast growing outlook as well. Graduates have several career pathways open to them with state and community agencies. 

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science


  • Aging Services (18 credit hours)
  • Client Service Coordinator (24 credit hours) 
  • Direct Support Work (15 credit hours) 
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Technician (27 credit hours)
  • Recovery Coach (24 credit hours)

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.

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

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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 Brianna Crowley (

Tuition & Fees

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

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Natalie Cooper

Human Services

Program Coordinator