Human Services

This human services program prepares you to transfer to top schools and puts you to work in the field – from day one.

Some learn by doing. At Monroe Community College, you’ll learn by serving.

Our human services associate degree emphasizes hands-on experience. You’ll start to work with community organizations and clients in your first semester, developing career-building knowledge and skills.

In just two years you’ll have a strong foundation of experience and coursework, numerous options to transfer to four-year programs, and a great start toward a human services career.

Explore the Helping Professions in Human Services Internships.

In the human services A.S. program, you’ll explore the helping professions in the classroom and gain practical experience through internships at area agencies. Human services and social work professionals serve clients at a wide variety of organizations including child protection agencies, family counseling centers, hospitals, school, and probation departments.

Here are just a few of the local agencies where you could expect to learn and work:

  • ARC of Monroe
  • Community Place of Greater Rochester
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Lifetime Assistance
  • Heritage Christian Services
  • Monroe County Department of Human Service
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Greater Rochester YMCA

The human services associate degree program gives you many opportunities to discover where you will have the greatest impact. You could start your career in jobs like these:

  • Family support worker
  • Crisis intervention counselor
  • Youth worker
  • Child advocate
  • Life skills instructor
  • Community outreach worker
  • Mental health aide
  • Substance abuse counselor

Build Your Resume with a Human Services or Social Work Bachelor’s Degree

The human services A.S. program parallels the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program and prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution in social work, human services, or a related area of study. Our graduates have continued their education at many other excellent schools, including:

  • SUNY Brockport
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Ohio State University
  • Keuka College
  • Nazareth College
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Empire State College

To find out more about the human services A.S. degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at or (585) 292-2200.


A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Human Services

School(s): Community Engagement & Development

CIP Code: 44.0000
MCC Program Code: HU10
NYSED Code (DCC): 33158

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

The Human Services A.S. degree program prepares students to transfer and earn a Baccalaureate degree in Social Work, Human Services, or a related area, by providing both professional and general education courses that parallel the first two years in a four-year institution. Students will explore the helping professions in the classroom and gain practical experience through internships at area agencies. Human Services/Social Work professionals find employment with various types of social agencies including child protection agencies, senior citizen centers, agencies serving handicapped persons, family counseling centers, hospitals, schools and probation departments.
(Housed in the Human Services Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Identify generic helping skills utilized in the Human Services field.
2) Demonstrate as appropriate the helping skills utilized in the Human Services field.
3) Assess when the various applications of the Human Services helping skills are used effectively in an agency setting.
4) Apply good judgment and professionalism as supported in the “Ethical Standards of Human Services Professionals” in areas similar to but not necessarily: basic client rights to privacy, effective treatment, or ethical issues.
5) Document behaviors accurately in cogently written statements.
6) Develop an action-oriented Human Services assessment.
7) Conduct a thorough study of a community agency (including mission statement, agency history, organizational structure, and funding).
8) Define the various roles of a Human Services worker in providing services to clients in community agencies.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC). Placement into ENG 101 or higher.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
HUM 101 Introduction to Human Services **AND 4
HUM 111 Field Work in Human Services I ** 2
MTH 160 Statistics 3
BIO 132 Lab to Accompany Human Machine 1
BIO 133 The Human Machine3
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
HUM 102 Basic Helping Skills***AND 4
HUM 112 Field Work in Human Services II*** 2
PSY 108 Fundamentals of APA Style 1
THIRD SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
HUM 201 Models of Helping***AND 4
HUM 211 Field Work in Human Services III*** 2
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours

* For transfer to SUNY College, choose courses approved as meeting SUNY General Education Requirements.
** Program requirements are a passing grade of C- or higher.
*** HUM 106, HUM 116 can be substituted for HUM 102,112 or HUM 201,211.
****Select 2 of the following electives totaling 6 credits : Any ACD, ECE courses and HUM electives with the exception of HUM 100.
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