Human Services professionals help people to meet their needs, focusing on prevention or lessening of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the quality of life. They seek to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service to others.
Human service workers with an associate’s degree often spend most of their time interviewing new clients and managing details of cases. They help connect clients with appropriate resources and complete any required documentation.
Chatfield’s program in Human Services prepares its graduates to become certified as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) in Ohio. As an accredited program with coursework focused on the profession of helping others, our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree provides you with a quick pathway to your goal. SWAs work under the direct supervision of a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker. They may provide assessments and referrals, screenings, crisis intervention and resolution, case management, advocacy, and visual observation.
This is a degree program where students will earn an A.A.S. in Human Services after completing program requirements. Students can then apply for a Social Work Assistant (SWA) certificate of registration. For more information on SWAs, visit Ohio’s Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED. Students in the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
You will need to take an English and mathematics placement test or provide SAT/ACT scores. These do not affect your admission, but the results are used to properly place you in classes.