Human Services

Program Goals Statement

The Human Services program attracts a diverse student population who share a common desire to work with and help people. The Human Services program provides the academic coursework and field experience for successful, entry-level careers in human services, as well as a strong foundation for transfer to colleges and universities with bachelor's programs in social work, human services or other related majors.  Combining coursework in general education, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities with human services courses, students gain knowledge of the field and develop professional skills and engage in learning opportunities to help them develop as multi-culturally competent and ethical practitioners. Graduates are trained as generalists to work with communities, families, seniors, adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings with a commitment to social justice. This program has been developed to align with the Mass Transfer Human Services to Social Work Pathway.

Program Information

• The Human Services program is fully available at the Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton campuses. Many courses are also available online.

• SER 291 includes a 150 hour supervised agency internship that places special time demands on students and is ideally taken in the last year of study.

• A criminal background check (CORI and/or SORI) and/or drug test may be required by and at the discretion of the field experience host location prior to participation in the field experience. Faculty will work individually with students to select the best field experience for each student's background, but please know placement sites may be limited.

• Recommend BIO 110 or BIO 117 for Science elective

Related Programs

• A certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling and/or Deaf Studies will enrich career preparation. Students should consult with the program director to select appropriate electives.

After Bristol

• The most popular transfer choices include Bachelor of Social Work programs at Bridgewater State University, Rhode Island College, or Fitchburg State University and sociology or psychology at UMass Dartmouth.

• Work with the program director early to select courses to maximize transfer possibilities.

Infused General Education Competencies 

Oral Communication, Technical Literacy

MassTransfer A2B Pathway

The Human Services program is a MassTransfer A2B Mapped Program with some Massachusetts State Universities. When choosing electives, complete an A2B Program Search to determine available transfer institutions and to ensure all credits will be transferred and applied to your degree.

Degree Requirements

Elective Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Restricted Elective  +
3
Restricted Elective  +
3
Restricted Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15-16
Total credits:
61-63

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15-16
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3-4
Item #
Title
Credits
PHL 111 or Restricted Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13-14
Item #
Title
Credits
PHL 111 or Restricted Elective  +
3
Restricted Elective  +
3
Restricted Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

Overview

Academic Area

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Degree Offered

Associate in Science in Human Services

Program

Program Code

HS

Program Contact

Nicole Heaney
Program Coordinator
Nicole.Heaney@BristolCC.edu

Patricia Sherblom
Associate Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
Patricia.Sherblom@BristolCC.edu

Sarmad Saman
Interim Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
Sarmad.Saman@BristolCC.edu

Campus

CIP Code

44.0701