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.
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.
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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
Click this box to visit the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification's website where you can learn more about the process.
Interior Alaska Campus (IAC) Faculty
Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) Faculty