The Human Services field is broadly defined with professionals having a wide variety of job titles. This person provides services to individuals and families in need of assistance and can serve a variety of roles.
Human services professionals have the potential to be employed in various community agencies, such as group and halfway homes; mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies; and programs for substance abuse. Human services workers may also be known by the following occupational titles: case worker, family support worker, social service liaison, residential counselor, child abuse worker, intake interviewer, life skills instructor, and drug/alcohol abuse counselor.
Competencies necessary for human services workers include understanding human systems; skills in identifying and selecting interventions; planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions; understanding conditions that promote healthy functioning of human systems; and processing skills including oral and interpersonal communication and time management.
Laramie County Community College is in the process of developing an articulation agreement with the social work program at the University of Wyoming. Please work closely with an advisor.
Completion of the following program leads to an Associate of Arts degree.
Student Activities and Volunteer Opportunities
Students in the Human Services program are involved in fundraising for scholarships and for people in the LCCC community in need. For class projects, students are required to apply their learning in the community.
Once students are enrolled in one of the Human Services classes they are required to spend 10 hours (each class) in the community at a variety of human service agencies as volunteers. Among others, students have worked at Safehouse, Meals on Wheels, Aspen Winds, COMEA House, The Red Cross, Behavioral Health, Youth Alternatives, LCCC, and the YMCA. Students choose their own placement in the community. In the last couple of semesters of the students’ program they participate in Field Experience I & II classes, which place them in a community agency to get a better understanding of the field and to boost the likelihood of being accepted UW’s social work program. Students work with youth, geriatric population, substance abuse patients, the hospital, COMEA, the Red Cross, and even the legislative end of human services.