Programs And Courses

Human Service/Social Services

Human Services/Social Services

Learn about the Human Services and Social Services programs -Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster and York Campuses.

What is a human/social service professional?

Human service professionals

  • provide direct-service delivery to clients in a variety of community-based social service agencies
  • work directly with clients and are accurate, reliable, responsible, and self-motivated
  • work well under pressure 
  • possess excellent written and oral communication skills

How do I enroll in the program?

This program is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to clinical component (practicum) of the program.

  • All students who are entering HUMS 215 must undergo a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Check, and State Police Criminal Record Check, at the student’s expense, the semester prior to starting the Field Work Practicum class. 
  • If a student has committed certain crimes, that student may require special permission from a practicum site for placement and will be required to meet with the Human Services/Social Services Director of Field Placement. 
  • HACC will make every effort to allow students to complete their program of study in the Human Services/Social Services fields but cannot require facilities to accept student for practicum.

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What are the goals and lengths of HACC's Human Services programs?

  1. The Social Services AA degree is 62 credits. It prepares students to transfer to 4 year colleges for pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree. Students can work in social service agencies in entry level positions.
  2. The Human Services AA degree is 62 credits. It prepares students to work in entry level positions in human service agencies. However, it does not require specific courses needed to transfer to a 4-year institution.  Effective Fall 2015, an optional 65-credit Drug & Alcohol Track has been added.
  3. The Certificate in Human Services is 31 credits. Students can complete it in two semesters. It prepares students for entry level positions with little opportunity to advance. The certificate can transfer into the Social Services or Human Services degree program.  

What are the required courses?

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What are the estimated expenses?

Download Estimated Expenses for HUMS programs (pdf, rev 5/2014).  

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Who can I contact for more information?

Contact the Program Director - Wendy Bratina - (717-221-1764)

Contact Michael Williams (717-780-2492) during summer months