Make a Difference in Your Community
Turn your passion for improving the lives of others into a career that helps address issues caused by poverty, inadequate housing, aging, unemployment, domestic violence and mental and physical illness. Eastern Florida State College's Social and Human Services A.S. degree prepares students to work at non-profit organizations, for-profit social service agencies, and state or local government assistance agencies.
Students in the A.S. program must specialize in Domestic Violence Services or Aging Services, each a nine-credit hour program that is also available as a stand-alone certification that prepares students to work with people in family settings, group settings, and as individuals under the supervision of a social worker, psychologist or other trained professional.
- Social and Human Services Associate in Science Degree: Prepares student for employment in human services, social work, psychology, gerontology or other fields. Graduates may be able to continue on to a bachelor's level program. As with all four-year programs, be sure to review the catalog of the college or university you are interested in and check with its admissions team to be sure you will meet its bachelor’s transfer requirements.
- Aging Services College Credit Certificate: Places special emphasis on the needs of the elderly
- Domestic Violence Certificate: Designed to prepare students to work with victims of domestic violence.
- Community Health Worker Certificate: Prepares students to be frontline public health workers who help individuals and communities adopt healthy behaviors.
The Social and Human Services programs are considered open-access, available through EFSC's standard admissions process. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor or the program manager while planning their program courses.
EFSC was the first college in the state of Florida to offer Domestic Violence and Aging Services Certificates, developing the programs to meet unique local needs along Florida's Space Coast. Since their development, these areas of study have become available to students state-wide.