Human Services-Youth Development Concentration (AS 2374)
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
This degree program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a youth worker in areas such as afterschool programs, community-based, residential, group home and other youth environments. Course content includes youth development, group dynamics, best practices in youth programming, and supervised fieldwork experiences.
An important part of the program at Palm Beach State is the supervised field work experience that the student receives in an agency, organization or program of his/her choice.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Suzie Duff, duffs@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3461.
Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in social service agencies, government and community agencies, group homes, afterschool programs and educational settings. Some job titles include: Outreach Worker, Recreation Worker, Youth Program Assistant, Family Support Worker, Job Coach, Residential Worker, and Team/Group Facilitator.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.
In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/