earn an associate degree in social and human services

Human services professionals work with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve their quality of life. Our A.S. degree in Social and Human Services gives you a well-rounded education to help the meets of a variety of clients.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

6,990

2031

8,040

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

1020

Social and Human Service Assistants

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2021 Employment

420,600

2031

472,900

Percent Change

13

Projected Job Openings

55900

Features of SPC's Social and Human Services A.S. Degree

  • Gets you into the workforce quickly
  • Prepares you for state certifications
  • Faculty have strong experience and expertise in their field.
  • Flexible subplan and embedded certificate options give you options for specialization.

Social and Human Services Associate in Science

HUS-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

Human services professionals are front-line workers in their community. They work in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve their quality of life, assist and support them through difficult times, or access additional resources and services. They assist other workers, such as counselors, therapists, social workers, or case managers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Our programs help students gain the needed skills to enter and succeed in this field. Our programs:
• Prepare students for quick entry-level employment
• Provide the educational/training hours necessary to obtain certain state certifications.
• Offer major core courses taught by instructors with experience and expertise in their field.
• Offer sub plan options for students to specialize in a preferred area of study.
• Reflect an interdisciplinary approach to psychology, mental health, addictions, counseling, social work, sociology, community health and youth development
• Emphasize interviewing/assessing, community outreach, addiction counseling, intervention techniques, knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive behavior patterns, communication skills, professional responsibility, and professional and ethical conduct.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer/Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Enhanced World View
Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
SUPPORT COURSES Ethics (Select 3 credits)
SUBPLAN Select ONE subplan from below
SUBPLAN CORE COURSES Generalist/Social Services (SOC) (Complete 9 credits)

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Dr. Joseph Smiley
Dean, Social/Behavioral Science & Human Services
smiley.joseph@spcollege.edu
727.712.5851
Dr. Latresha Bighem-Moore
Program Director
Bighemmoore.latresha@spcollege.edu
727.497.5015

Florida CIP Code

1451159901: SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES ()

Federal CIP Code

51.1599: Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.

Certification

The subplans and specific embedded certificates in SPC's A.S. degree in Social and Human Services prepare you for the following state certifications through the Florida Certification Board:

CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION at SPC

Our Social and Human Services Associate in Science Degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

We also offer continuing education for health professionals.

Addiction Studies Certificate