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Onondaga’s Human Services program prepares students for a rewarding career in social work, counseling, or case management.  

What You'll Learn

This A.S. degree program includes two introductory courses, three 3-credit courses, and a fieldwork course (HUM 164 Human Services Field Instruction and Seminar I.)

Where You'll Go

This program prepares you for a wide variety of careers in human services and education. Many graduates find work in public and private organizations, including hospitals, clinics, and schools. Some students also choose to transfer to a four-year program for further study and additional career options.

With the OCC Human Services degree, you can transfer seamlessly to Keuka College for a Bachelor's of Social Work program. Learn more about the OCC & Keuka College Transfer Program.  

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree.


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Human Resources Specialist 13% High
Social and Community Service Manager 28% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Top Transfer Partners

  • SUNY Empire State
  • Syracuse University
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Keuka College