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Human Services

Serving those in need


The Human Services program prepares you to serve people in need through community social service organizations. Our program has a core of courses that all students complete for the ATA degree in either the Generalist or Substance Use Disorder emphasis.

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The Human Services AAS degree provides a generalist education for employment in a wide variety of social service agencies.  You’ll learn about human behavior and social problems and how individuals interface with systems to address these issues.

The Substance Use Disorder emphasis program is available for students interested in focusing their studies on Chemical Dependency rehabilitation. This Degree is designed for students who wish to fulfill the education requirements for certification as Chemical Dependency Professionals through the Department of Health in Washington State.

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NAADAC Approved Education ProviderThe Skagit Valley College Human Services Program is an approved academic provider through the NAADAC—National Association for Addiction Professionals. This status identifies the program as meeting nationally approved standards of education developed for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field.

Program participants are assured that the contact hours or CEUs provided will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC and by many of the individual state licensing/certification bodies.