Human Services

We offer an accelerated associate's degree that you can finish in as few as four quarters. You can take a combination of day and evening courses to fit your schedule.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Human Services is November 18 at 3 p.m. in Building 2, Room 210. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start the Human Services Degree or the Chemical Dependency Degree programs fall or spring quarter. For the Chemical Dependency Certificate, you can start any quarter.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Human Services Degree: 4-6 quarters

Chemical Dependency Specialist Certificate: 3 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as case workers/case aides. In Washington, median pay for case workers/case aides is $38,800 per year.

Career pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

What You'll Learn

Our Human Services can prepare you for mid-level positions in a variety of settings serving diverse populations — at risk youth, the homeless, those struggling with substance abuse, incarcerated youth and adults, people with HIV/AIDS, the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, foster families, and more.

Stories About Our Human Services Program

Peer Ambassador Receives Statewide Leadership Award

Ask Ashley Duncan a question about student life at Clover Park Technical College, and chances are she’ll have an answer.

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Student Pursues Career to Help Others

CPTC Human Services Student Tianna White helps those in need in the Tacoma community.

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From Football to the Classroom

When Al Brown's dream of playing football for the Dallas Cowboys didn't come true, he pursued an education at Clover Park Technical College to help and inspire others.

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Degrees & Certificates

Within our Human Services Program we offer a Human Services Degree and a Chemical Dependency Specialist Certificate

Human Services Degree

Chemical Dependency Specialist Certificate

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