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The Human Services program at Ivy Tech is geared toward helping students develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for the helping professions.  Students will spend the majority of their time interacting and doing problem-based activities, case studies and experiences that will prepare them to provide feedback as human services professionals. 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.

The Associate of Science in Human Services at Ivy Tech is a transfer single articulation pathways (TSAP) program that provides a clear pathway for graduates to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. To learn more about our TSAP programs, and how they can save you money, visit our TSAP page.

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.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

gloria turner quotePlease select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.

Certificates

Addiction Studies
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Elder Care Professional
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Youth Development
(24 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 - Distance Education
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

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

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

Transfer Degrees

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

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

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

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

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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.