Associate Degree in Human Services

Are you looking for a degree that will allow you to help others and make a difference?

An AAS in human services from Chatfield College can help you do exactly that.

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or you’ve been in the workforce for years, an associate degree in human services from Chatfield will help you become an advocate in your community. This degree is ideal for those desiring a career as a social work assistant or working with at-risk populations. Graduates from this program can apply for an Ohio Social Work Assistant certification and/or complete a bachelor’s degree in a human services-related program.

With the human services associate degree program, you’ll explore psychology and counseling, case management, human services, and more while developing critical thinking and other skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

Chatfield’s AAS in human services program is fully accredited and aligns with Ohio’s recommendations for social work certificate, so you know your investment in yourself and your education will be valuable — now and in the future.

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Earn more money with your associate degree in human services from Chatfield. According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, social and human service assistants earned a median income of $35,960 in 2020.


Set yourself up for future licensure. Over the next five years, the need for social work assistants in Southwest Ohio alone is expected to increase by 11.5%, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.


Want to continue your education after earning an AAS in social work and human services at Chatfield? We have transfer agreements with more than 80 four-year colleges and universities in Ohio, so your transition will be seamless.

Experience the Chatfield difference

Earn your degree and prepare for a professional career

Learn from industry experts as well as a hands-on social work practice to help you build a portfolio that will prepare you for a career helping others and/or for your Ohio SWA certification.

Support when you need it

At Chatfield, you’ll have the resources you need to be successful, including individualized support, free tutoring, a formal mentoring program, an on-campus computer lab, and more.

Small class sizes, big opportunities

Your associate degree in human services classes will have an average of about 10 students so you have plenty of opportunities for one-on-one interactions with your teachers, as well as instruction that is geared toward your strengths.

Respected and caring faculty

You’ll learn from industry experts with real-world experience. For instance, your psychology course for the human services associate degree may be taught by a well-known national service organization’s head of counseling.

Financial aid and scholarships

Worried about how you’ll pay for your associate degree? Our admissions team will connect you with financial aid and college scholarships including merit scholarships.

Flexibility you need

Are you juggling a job? A family? Chatfield offers flexible course options to fit your schedule — and your life. You can take courses for the associate degree in human services at Chatfield’s St. Martin or Over-the-Rhine campuses. Some classes are offered online, too.

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Chatfield is for you

While Chatfield’s history may be rooted in Catholicism, you are welcome here, no matter your faith or way of life. Chatfield’s goal has always been to provide people with a quality liberal arts education. We continue that tradition today with programs such as our human services associate degree.

Chatfield College’s other associate degree programs

In addition to Chatfield’s associate degree in human services, you might also be interested in the following:

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

Additional resources

Social Work Assistant Salary

Learn about the average salaries for a social work assistant. 

How To Become a Social Work Assistant in Ohio

Want to help others and fight for social justice with an associate degree in human services? Learn more about how to become a social work assistant in Ohio.