Human Services

Human Services

Human Services employees are called upon to provide a wealth of services to people at every stage of life, from infancy to senior adulthood. The Human Services field encompasses hundreds of different careers in both public and private organizations. Common to all of these Human Services careers is one underlying goal: to help those in need overcome obstacles, and learn to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Human Services program can be completed online?

  • Human Services AAS (50% or more can be completed online)
  • Human Services AS (50% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

At GCC, you can choose to specialize in a particular field within Human Services, such as:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Gerontology
  • Developmental disabilities

Many GCC students experience valuable internship field placements in the areas advocacy, youth, adolescent and family services, government agencies, legal services, recreation and rehabilitation

With a Human Services degree, you have the option to change your position and specialty throughout your career. It is not uncommon to move into:

  • Human services management
  • Counseling
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Consulting

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Daemen College
  • Medaille College
  • Nazareth College
  • RIT
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo

Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.