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Human Services Generalist Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
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Empower others by pursuing a Human Services Generalist Associate Degree 

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Do you find yourself drawn to helping those in need? If so, then a Human Services Generalist Associate Degree from Clackamas Community College could be the perfect first step for you. This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a valuable asset in the human services field.

What is a human services generalist?

Human services generalists are skilled professionals who work on the front lines of social support, empowering individuals and families facing challenges. They provide direct services, advocate for clients' rights and needs, and connect them with essential community resources.

With this degree you will:

  • Develop in-demand skills: Learn to assess client needs, develop intervention plans and provide crisis intervention.
  • Gain practical experience: The program incorporates supervised fieldwork, allowing you to apply your knowledge in real-world settings.
  • Prepare for diverse career paths: This versatile degree opens doors to many human services careers, including working with children, families, veterans or people with disabilities.

Take the first step toward a fulfilling career helping others. Contact Clackamas Community College today to learn more about the Human Services Generalist Associate Degree program!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the Human Services Generalist Associate Degree

Job Outlook

The human services generalist field is growing 

The Human Services Generalist Associate Degree offers training for entry-level positions in diverse social services agencies. Career opportunities span from resource specialists to case managers to client advocates. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% growth in jobs for social and community service workers by 2030. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for services to support aging populations, people with disabilities, and individuals and families facing mental health challenges. 


For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gain skills build a rewarding human services career 

A human services career is all about helping others. It's a field that offers a deep sense of purpose and the chance to make a positive impact on people's lives. The Human Services Generalist Associate Degree program combines academic coursework with supervised field experience to equip you with the following essential skills:

  • Assessment: Conduct comprehensive human service assessments that identify client strengths, challenges and factors impacting their well-being.
  • Knowledge application: Apply understanding of individual, family and systemic development and functioning to inform practice.
  • Communication: Employ professional communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective interaction in human services settings.
  • Ethics and values: Uphold ethical principles, attitudes and values essential for human services work.
  • Diversity awareness: Analyze the influence of diverse contexts and backgrounds on individuals' needs and provide culturally competent services.
  • Self-awareness: Demonstrate self-awareness of personal values, beliefs, goals, strengths and limitations to enhance professional practice.
  • Field skills: Apply a range of appropriate human service skills effectively in real-world settings. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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