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Human Services

If you are a caring and concerned person, who is searching for a career that can help improve the lives of others, then the Human Services Program may be for you! This degree program is designed with three tracks:

  • Human Services track - prepares the student for an entry level position as a human services specialist in areas such as children's services; family counseling; working with juveniles and adolescents; drug and alcohol abuse; the elderly, socially and economically handicapped; mentally or emotionally handicapped and others.

  • Addiction Studies track - prepares the student for employment as chemical dependency practitioners, addiction specialists and substance abuse counselors. The program provides the academic training necessary to obtain state certification.

  • Youth Development track - prepares the student for an entry-level position as a youth worker in areas such as recreation programs; youth counselor; social and human services assistant; child, family and school social work; social and community service program directors and other youth service occupations in community-based, residential, group home and other youth work environments.

Why Choose the Human Services Program at PBSC?

  • Core courses are taught by licensed mental health professionals
  • Field work provides hands-on experience, networking opportunities and job prospects
  • Scholarships are available to qualified students
  • More than 90% of graduates go on to pursue four-year degrees in social work or psychology
  • Transfers directly into the PBSC Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management
  • Transfer agreement allows Human Services AS general track students to transfer directly into FAU's Bachelor of Social Work program

Human Services Program Details

Certificate Tracks:

AS Degree Tracks:

Florida Certification Board

Find available certifications on the Florida Certification Board website

Contact Info

Dr. Suzie Duff at 561-868-3461 or email

Help Support the Human Services Program Scholarship

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