Humanities and Social Sciences


Carol J. Rogers, Ph. D.
Program Coordinator
Location: E-129
Phone: 716-614-6765

Human Services, A.A.

Online Option Available


Major changes in society have resulted in an increasing need for human services professionals. Advancing technology, an aging population, significant changes in the character and structure of the family, increased exposure to trauma, economic factors and other social trends contribute to this need. As human problems and the bureaucracies designated to deal with these problems become increasingly complex, the need for highly trained, skilled human services workers is vital.

Graduates of the Human Services program have transferred to four-year colleges and to universities. They have found employment in early childhood centers, agencies serving the elderly, social services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, health care agencies, residential care facilities, community and government organizations and a variety of other agencies.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Demonstrate familiarity with an overview of the human services systems
  • Discuss professional ethics as they relate to human services
  • Acquire first-hand experience helpful toward career development
  • Integrate classroom learning with field experience
  • Explain the loss and grief process
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social science research as used in the human services field


The Human Services program has graduated many students who have gone on to work in the field here in Niagara County. We have one graduate in particular, who has come back to work here at the College and teaches part-time in our program.