Human & Social Services Banner Alysha Puckett, 2013 SSCC Graduate

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2 Potential Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Job Coach
  • Intake Specialist
  • Addictions Educator
  • Outreach Worker

Employment OUTLOOK

At Southern State Community College, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. Research to learn about current projections in the Human & Social Services field.

Meet Alysha

“As a graduate from Southern State Community College’s Human and Social Services Program, I was more than ready to embark on the next phase of my educational journey: earning a bachelor’s degree from one of Southern State’s onsite bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through Lindsey Wilson College’s School of Professional Counseling.

“Southern State is close to home and I always felt very welcomed by the friendly staff. The Human and Social Services instructors were also very helpful and patient. I chose this field because it is something that will always be needed and I enjoy working with people. It is important to be empathetic, understanding, and an effective listener in this field of work.

“I highly recommend Southern State Community College to anyone seeking a quality education. It was a wonderful choice for me!”

Plan your path to completion

Southern State Community College wants YOU to be successful at achieving your academic goals. We want to CONNECT you to the resources you need to be successful as a student and in life following graduation. If a degree in Human & Social Services is your desire, we have outlined a path to completion, just for YOU, that lists required courses to help you achieve your goals.

To assist with degree completion, we also encourage you to meet with a person from our advising team. This person will serve as your central resource for academic advising while you are at Southern State! They will help you with selecting courses that meet timely degree completion, understanding and managing satisfactory academic progress, and answering any questions you have along the way.

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Human & Social Services Degrees and Certificates


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program’s faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Human & Social Services Faculty
  • Charlie Gorman, Associate Professor, Human & Social Services, Psychology
  • 800.628.7722 x4625
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Meet Charlie

“Students will find this degree to be very practical. It is all about helping students to develop the people helping skills necessary to work in the human services field. This field continues to expand and many opportunities await our graduates. There are not many programs that lead to state certifications. Our graduates are eligible to become Social Work Assistants (SWA) and/or Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistants (CDCA). The Ohio Counselor Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist Board and Ohio Chemical Dependency Board oversee the granting of these licenses, respectively. Students will find the faculty to be highly qualified and very involved in their education. Our small classes create a great learning environment and strong cohorts. Our students leave SSCC with enduring personal friendships and professional credentials.”



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Laura C. 2015 SSCC Graduate

“I always wanted to attend college, but life seemed to be in the way. Once my children were raised, I decided to do something for myself and enroll in Southern State’s Human and Social Services: Chemical Dependency Program. This was the best choice for me because it was affordable and close to home. The friendly staff and qualified professors have guided me through my college experience, and I have been able to acquire a full-time position before graduating! SSCC helped me achieve my dreams.”

Laura C. | 2015 Southern State Graduate

Kimberly H. 2015 SSCC Graduate

“The Human and Social Services Program at Southern State Community College prepared me for my new career. My academic advisor guided me through the courses that were essential in gaining the skills I needed to enter the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling. I really enjoyed the convenience of the campus being close to home and the friendly atmosphere of the college. The Human and Social Services Program has a reputation in our community that speaks for itself.”

Kimberly H. | 2015 Southern State Graduate