Human Services

Human Services: If you have a desire to build a rewarding career helping people who are experiencing personal and socialization problems, consider enrolling in the Human Services program at Delaware Tech.Human Services: If you have a desire to build a rewarding career helping people who are experiencing personal and socialization problems, consider enrolling in the Human Services program at Delaware Tech.

Associate Degree Program

If you have a desire to build a rewarding career helping people who are experiencing personal and socialization problems, consider enrolling in the Human Services program at Delaware Tech. This comprehensive program provides practical information for counseling, understanding human behavior, and policy/program development, with internship opportunities that provide real work experience. Through the program, you’ll learn how to help people overcome obstacles in their lives by developing your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. You’ll also acquire knowledge of important theories in counseling psychology and human development in order to serve individuals and groups experiencing needs related to poverty, abuse, neglect, mental illness, disability, crime, unemployment, illness, discrimination, divorce, aging, and family dysfunction. And you’ll play a vital role in linking people with services such as education or training, financial assistance, child care, shelter, addictions treatment, mental health services and senior services. As a graduate of the program, you’ll have the educational foundation to successfully gain entry level human services positions in both the private and public sectors.

This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Social Worker
  • Family services special assistant
  • Residential house manager
  • Case manager
  • Program director
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $17,000 - $28,000.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Create and maintain effective and professional documents relevant to Human Services agencies.
  2. Interact ethically and professionally within the Human Services field.
  3. Apply information to identify client?s strengths, weaknesses, and resources to create a treatment plan.
  4. Provide effective client services at an entry level by utilizing professional Human Services principles and practices.
  5. Establish effective working relationships within the Human Services arena.
  6. Apply basic management and leadership skills in Human Services environments, including time management, organization, and the ability to follow directions.
  7. Utilize feedback to assess the effect of oneself on Human Services outcomes and make adjustments accordingly.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology...

Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!


Campus-Specific Human Services Information
Dover
CONTACT

Kim Paoli
Department Chair
kpaoli@dtcc.edu
(302) 857-1781

The Human Services program at the Owens, Terry, and Wilmington Campuses are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The regional offices are located at 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22314, (571) 257-3959 and the web site is http://www.cshse.org.

Georgetown
CONTACT

Sally King
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Academic Advisor
sking10@dtcc.edu
(302) 259-6531

The Human Services program at the Owens, Terry, and Wilmington Campuses are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The regional offices are located at 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22314, (571) 257-3959 and the web site is http://www.cshse.org.

This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington campuses.
Wilmington
CONTACT

Dr. Cathrine Kavanagh
Department Chair and Instructional Director
ckavana1@dtcc.edu
(302) 434-5547

The Human Services program at the Owens, Terry, and Wilmington Campuses are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The regional offices are located at 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22314, (571) 257-3959 and the web site is http://www.cshse.org.