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Human Services / Disability Studies

Real Human Services Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Human Services/Disabilities Studies program at Iowa Lakes. If you enjoy working with people and helping them reach their goals, this career path may be a great fit for you. Pursue a degree in a field that is projected to grow in demand over the next few years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. 

Develop skills in planning and case management, assessment and referrals, interviewing and behavioral observations, and working with individuals and groups. Become familiar with learning and behavior disabilities, mental illness, dementia and other related disorders. Whether you choose to work in a treatment center, social service agency or supported living program, you’ll develop the foundational skills you need right here while earning your Associate in Applied Science Degree. 

Acquire training in: 

  • Behavior Management
  • Human Disabilities & Services
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Social Work & Social Welfare

Human Services / Disability Studies Program Outcomes

  1. Explore the role of human services in society.
  2. Examine the disciplines of psychology and sociology and their connection to human services. 
  3. Apply the skills of assessment, planning, referral and monitoring.
  4. Demonstrate interviewing techniques.
  5. Differentiate between an urgent and non-urgent client situation.
  6. Implement documentation, case notes and goal writing.
  7. Practice ethics and confidentiality evaluations.
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