About the Program
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Human Services at TCI College can empower you to become part of what are known as the helping professions: Helping others reach their potential while maximizing yours. In fact, social and human service assistance career opportunities are expected to grow by 28 percent by 2020, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor.
During this two-year program, you’ll learn in small classes taught by a great team of professionals, strongly dedicated to providing the best quality of education and making your experience at TCI memorable and rewarding. Here, you’ll benefit from:
- A curriculum that combines coursework in psychology and counseling that enable you to help individuals, families and groups to function more effectively as well as access to the database systems and computer programs experience today’s human services field demand. Courses include general and abnormal psychology, human growth and development, counseling theories and techniques, substance abuse/addiction, individual counseling, group dynamics, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and treatment.
- Flexible course offerings delivered in a hybrid format. Your course time is divided between classrooms and online, which can provide greater convenience and cost-efficiency by eliminating the need to commute to campus. (Those without computer access may use our library and computer labs to complete assignments.)
- Networking opportunities. TCI has both a human services club and a multicultural club. As a member, you’ll not only be doing meaningful work in the community but also building a network of professional contacts—and lifelong friendships.
- Access financial aid: 94% of our students receive some type of financial assistance.
To find out more about the curriculum and course sequence, download the program’s academic overview.
Advance your Career—or Your Education
TCI College graduates who work in the human services field hold positions such as intake specialist, assistant counselor, in field case worker and assistant to the director of student activities. Others go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations, including Lehman College, Monroe College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Columbia University, Mercy College, NYC College of Technology and Hunter College.
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