Human Services (HUMS)

Students in the human services program receive skills-based education in a rapidly growing field. An Associate Degree in Human Services develops practitioners who are educated, ethical thinkers who can apply their knowledge to serving others in various aspects of society. Human services professionals work with both children and adults who are undergoing crisis or chronic situations.

Students may select an area of concentration from the following: addictions counseling, behavioral health, or interdisciplinary concentration. Students learn interviewing and assessment, case management, crisis intervention, group counseling techniques, and other specific skills needed within their concentration area.

This degree program is offered out of CRCD's Interior Alaska Campus (IAC) in Fairbanks and the Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) in Bethel. Courses may be taught through a blended delivery cohort model, distance, and face to face.



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Is a Career in Human Services for You?

Persons with a strong desire to help others, a sincere respect for humankind, and a commitment to their own personal growth may find this field rewarding. People in human services must be emotionally stable, flexible, and interested in working with people of diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.


Our Programs

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Our programs prepare students for entry-level positions in:

  • Substance use disorder treatment centers
  • Non-profit programs addressing domestic violence and poverty reduction
  • Group homes and residential care facilities
  • Family, child, and youth service agencies
  • Community mental health centers
Students who complete an addictions concentration are eligible for certification as chemical dependency counselor technicians through the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification.

Click this box to visit the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification's website where you can learn more about the process.

Our Team

Interior Alaska Campus (IAC) Faculty

Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) Faculty

Sue Fallon, PhD, MA

Sue Fallon, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor

Program Head: HUMS AAS

Diane McEachern, PhD, LCSW, MSW

Diane McEachern, PhD, LCSW, MSW


Program Head: UAF RHS