This page provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Human Services programs at Anne Arundel Community College.
Prospective students should attend an information session. These free, informal sessions discuss program requirements, career opportunities and current salaries.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my first step?
Attend a Human Services information session.
Why should I enroll in a Human Services degree program rather than general studies?
As a Human Services degree student, you will have the opportunity to participate in 300-320 hours of fieldwork experience while obtaining college credits. Field experience gives you training as a human services worker while networking, building your resume and, at times, obtaining employment while attending college.
How long is the program?
Students attending full time can complete all general education and Human Services curriculum requirements in two years. Many students attend part time. Several classes are offered online, in the evening at the Arundel Mills location, and during the day at the Arnold campus.
Where do students get hands-on experience?
At various community agencies including local hospitals, addiction treatment facilities (inpatient and outpatient), residential group homes, Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Aging, assisted living centers, child care agencies and shelters.
How can I advance in the field after I receive my Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services?
You can transfer to four-year institutions offering bachelor's degree programs in Social Work, Human Services Administration, Counseling and Psychology (see the Human Services Manual for more information).
Whom can I contact with specific questions?
First attend an orientation; many general questions are answered in these sessions. If you have more specific questions, you can contact Nicole Williams, Coordinator of Human Services, or Elizabeth Appel, Chair of Health and Human Services.