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Human Services
Students learn how to listen, interview and provide feedback, and are prepared to further their education as future social workers and counselors!  
Average Median Human Services Salary in Indiana
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Annual Human Services Salary Range
$23,094 - $39,206
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

Ivy Tech Human Services Program

The Ivy Tech Human Services program 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.

Take the next step and apply now to Ivy Tech for your career in Human Services. 

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Ivy Tech 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. 

Ivy Tech Human Services Transfer as a Junior optionsThose who graduate with an Associate of Science (AS) degree can seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution through our "Transfer as a Junior" program, entering at a junior status. To learn more about our Transfer as a Junior programs, and how they can save you money, review our Transfer as a Junior options. 

Please keep in mind: With Transfer as a Junior, you will also need to be admitted to the four-year institution you intend to transfer to, admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in a Transfer as a Junior program.

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.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


Addiction Studies
(27 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Elder Care Professional
(21 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)


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)

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.