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Get a Job Helping Others in Just Two Years

About the Program

The Human Services student has the option of entering the workforce upon completion of the associate degree. If the student elects to transfer to an upper-division school, he/she must counsel with the Human Services instructor. The course work and 120 hours of field experience will enable the student to function in mental health, social services and education.

Careers in Human Services

An AAS in Human Services can prepare you for entry-level jobs at organizations or agencies that provide services to people in need. These may include:

  • Social Work Assistant
  • Case Manager
  • Patient Advocate
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Care Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Worker

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $29,520. Nationally, the income range is

$17,680 – $35,430.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Human Services Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Human Services Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
HUS 1113 - Introduction to Human Services 3
HUS 1123 - Interpersonal Relations 3
HUS 1133 - Social Problems 3
HUS 1143 - Envisioning a Better Society 3
PSY 1513 - General Psychology 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
EPY 2533 - Human Growth and Development 3
HUS 2113 - Developing Interviewing Skills 3
HUS 2123 - Affecting Social Change 3
HUS 2133 - Exploring Social Issues 3

Total Credits: 30

Human Services Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
HIS 1163 - World Civilizations I 3
HIS 1173 - World Civilizations II 3
Computer Related Elective 3*
HPR 1/2
Math/Science Elective 3/4**

Total Credits: 13/14

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
SOC 2113 - Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 1123 - English Composition II 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
BIO 1134 - General Biology I (LEC/LAB) 4
Any Appreciation Course 3

Total Credits: 16

Note:

Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* Any instructor/department chair-approved field-related elective.

** MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.