Human Services Degree at Orange Coast College

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Human Services Degree

The human services program at Orange Coast College prepare students for careers as a social and human service assistant, community health worker, or community and social service specialist. The program focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services, as well as preparing individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Program courses include: social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, and social services law and administration. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer human services degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Human Services Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Orange Coast College has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award9
Associate's Degree3

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male3
Female9

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Hispanic3
White3
Non Resident Alien3
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Human Services program at Orange Coast College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Social and Community Service Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, social and community service managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.5% from 2014 to 2024

Social and Human Service Assistants

Description

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, social and human service assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.4% from 2014 to 2024

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other

Description

All community and social service specialists not listed separately.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, community and social service specialists, all other employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.2% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Human Services Programs in California

Human Services programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (C,A)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 61 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (C,A)

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (C,A)

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 260 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (B)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (C,A)

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (C,A)

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (C,A)

California State University - Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 93 students completed this program

Programs

  • Human Services (B)

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Human Services (C)

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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
32:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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