Human Services/Pre-Social Work AS

The Human Services Pre-Social Work program prepare students for the generalized field of social work. With this degree students can work in a variety of human service agency settings. The program also prepares for transfer to a 4-year institution. 
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  • This program offers two Service Learning classes, which offer a combined total of 240 hours of field experience.
  • The Human Services Program prepares you to work with populations that range from children to adults and in various settings including hospitals, addiction clinics, schools, and non-profit organizations.
  • The small program size gives faculty the ability to work closely with students.
  • Students with prior life experience in the field can apply for worklife portfolio to earn college credits.
Human Services
Human Services/Pre-Social Work A.S.


The Human Services Program combines coursework in the social sciences, primarily sociology and psychology, with courses in human services to prepare students to work with clientele to cope with and/or prevent social and personal problems. Human Service professionals perform in a wide range of occupations and in a variety of settings including schools, group homes, community mental health facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, halfway houses and substance abuse program facilities. They help individuals, families, or groups cope with social problems such as inadequate housing, unemployment, disabilities, financial mismanagement, family disruptions, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, serious illness and substance abuse. Students who complete the Human Services degree program will qualify for employment as Human Service assistants in many agencies. They will also meet the prerequisites for admission to the Bachelor's of Social Work at senior institutions.


Complete CSS-100

CSS-100 College Student Success

Complete the following courses:

Complete ENG-101

ENG-101 College Composition I

Complete ENG-102

ENG-102 College Composition II

Complete the following courses:

TAKE BIO-107 or BIO-111

BIO-107 Human Biology
BIO-111 Anatomy and Physiology I

Complete CSC-100

CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing

Complete 1 Math Elective form: MAT-100, MAT-114, MAT-123"


MAT-100 College Algebra
MAT-114 Introduction Probabilities and Statistics
MAT-123 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
TMA-101 Transfer Mathematics

Complete the following courses:

PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology

Complete the following courses:

HUM-101 Cultures and Values

Complete the following requirement:

SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

Complete the following requirements:

ENG-112 Speech
HIS-105 U.S. History I


Quick Facts: Social and Human Service Assistants
2015 Median Pay
$30,830 per year
$14.82 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent

Job Outlook, 2014-24
11% (Faster than average)

Most students transfer to Rutgers University-Newark or Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Fairleigh Dickinson University and Seton Hall University are also options for transfer. Some students choose to go straight into the workforce.

Graduate Testimonial

Karla Levine
The social work curriculum along with the internship helped me to gain skills in the field and excel in my undergraduate and graduate studies. I loved my time at HCCC so much that I came back to do my graduate internship with the Mental Health Counseling and Wellness and was able to see how much the staff and faculty care for their students.
Karla Levine, MSW
Human Services/Pre-Social Work AS Graduate, 2018



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Denise Rossilli
Coordinator Assistant Professor
71 Sip Avenue (Room L420)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-5351