Human Services

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Human Services

Subject Area: Liberal Arts and Transfer

Award: Associate of Arts

Minimum Credits: 60

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

Contact email:,


An Associate of Arts degree provides employees for human services agencies in Northeast Iowa and in the surrounding tri-state area. The program is designed to enable you to enter the workforce as a human service worker on a counseling staff, as a youth care supervisor or in other occupations in the area. It also prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an area of interest such as social work, psychology, sociology, special education or substance abuse.

Admissions Requirements
Academic Requirements
Employment Information
Additional Information

Upon approval for field experience, students will be required to complete a background check conducted by the agency in which the student plans to be placed.

Related Student Organizations

Team Intervene is a student-led organization that promotes healthy decision making and lifestyles. Team Intervene partners with local agencies to provide presentations, organize special events and coordinate social marketing campaigns. The group participates in trainings, conferences and activities that help build a human services network.

Transfer Information

Northeast Iowa Community College currently maintains formal transfer agreements with the institutions listed below.  Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements.  Learn more about transferring from NICC.


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext 208

Elizabeth Schuler
Human Services Instructor
800.728.7367, ext 472

Sam Townswick
Human Services Instructor
800.728.2256, ext. 336