Program Description:

Human Services workers and assistants provide direct and indirect client services and serve to improve and enhance the lives of others in a variety of roles within social and human service delivery settings. Job titles vary: case management aide, social work assistant, alcohol or drug abuse counselor, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor, crisis intervention counselor, intake worker, gerontology aide, family support worker, habilitation aide, residential counselor, and juvenile specialist. The U.S. Department of Labor states, “Human services worker and assistant occupations are projected to be among the fastest growing. Job opportunities should be excellent [for qualified applicants]...” The Human Services program at Tulsa Community College is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking careers in a wide range of helping profession settings. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact with persons experiencing personal and social problems in order to assess needs and provide appropriate intervention. Students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience with community agencies and populations. In addition to general education requirements, all Human Service students complete core coursework in:

  • Principles of Human Services
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Chemical Dependency and Treatment
  • Lifespan Development
  • Human Services Applications/Case Management
  • Issues in Human Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Internship


Diane Potts, Office-2305, Phone: 918.595.7416, Email

Sharolyn Wallace, Office-2309, Phone: 918.595.7464, Email: