Human Services

Human Services 
associate degree | atu ozark

Human services assistants are involved in providing direct and indirect services in public and private agencies by assisting individuals, families and groups to meet human needs. Human needs may be social, emotional, behavioral, environmental, and vocational or health related. These services generally require interaction with clients and are of a helping nature."

Graduates of this program will be trained to work in a variety of support service settings, such as senior citizen centers, correctional facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation programs, childcare development centers, departments of human services and non-profit agencies specializing in these services. The graduate will be trained to provide generic therapeutic, supportive and preventive services for people with emotional, developmental, social or physical problems in a variety of social or human service settings. These individuals will also be equipped to match clients with the appropriate services, advocate for clients, and provide administrative support to agencies.


Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Students have progressive hands-on training through class demonstrations, volunteer work and internship.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Students learn effective interviewing skills, connecting clients to appropriate resources, introductory counseling and problem solving, and cultural awareness.

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility

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You could work as a(n):

  • Case Manager
  • Patient Advocate
  • Behavior Technician
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Social Services Assistant
  • Counselor Assistant
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Student Aide
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Service Administrator

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Franklin County Juvenile Office
  • Franklin County District Judge's office
  • River Valley Child Advocacy Center
  • Johnson County DHS

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies


Point of Pride

ATU Ozark Human Services is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.


program faculty

Jackie Scarborough

Dr. Jackie Scarborough
Program Chair

Technology and Academic Support Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext 6635