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Mission & Goals

The purpose of the Human Services Program is to give students the foundational knowledge and skills required to work within the helping profession.  The coursework emphasizes self-awareness and understanding of personal values, with the goal of fostering appreciation of diversity and the needs of humanity.  Areas of emphasis are professional helping skills, behavioral theory, and current social issues. Students will be equipped to conduct ethical practice, establish appropriate boundaries, and apply their skills within professional environments that offer services to people.

Human Services Online Program Goals

Students in the Human Services Program will:

  • Develop their appreciation of self-awareness and the diversity of humanity.
  • Gain a core knowledge base in human behavior theory, research methods, and social welfare policy in preparation for a career and/or graduate study.
  • Learn healthy professional boundaries and best ethical practices.
  • Demonstrate professional helping skills within the classroom and apply the skills within a professional environment

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Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

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Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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PA Program Student

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– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

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– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

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– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

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– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

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– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

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– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

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– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

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Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

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MBA graduate

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– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

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Founder & President
CIS

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

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– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

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