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The Human Services program at Ivy Tech is geared toward students who are interested in counseling and helping professions.  Students will spend the majority of their time interacting and doing problem-based activites, case studies and experiences that will prepare them to counsel and provide feedback as future social workers and counselors.  From the first class, students will participate in job shadowing/volunteer in the community, and all degrees include two internships with direct hands-on learning opportunities. 

Throughout the Human Services program students examine their values and attitudes which reflect in their interactions with others.  All students are trained in ethical and theoretical principles, practical skills, and experience the profession. In addition to general skills, specialty training allows a student to explore working with a population such as youth, the elderly, those with intellectual disability or those struggling with addiction.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Human Services program are currently working in direct service positions, as youth workers in afterschool care programs and camps, as social services and activity directors in long-term care facilities, and as behavioral and mental health technicians in substance abuse treatment facilities.  About half of our graduates choose to transfer their Associate of Science degree to a four-year institution to continue on the path to becoming a Social Worker or Counselor.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Certificates

Addiction Studies
(24 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Elder Care Professional
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Indiana Youth Development Professional
(18 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Human Services
(31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Addiction Studies
(31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Indiana Youth Development Professional
(31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Addiction Studies
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Indiana Youth Development Professional
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science - Human Services
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Science - Human Services - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Science - Social Work
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Science - Social Work - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Human Services program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.