The Human Services Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for students interested in helping people with issues related to psychological or social survival. The clients generally have problems of survival and the goal of the program is to help an individual or group learn how to function effectively in today’s world.
A.A.S. program is designed to provide the training appropriate for
beginning employment in a human service occupation. A
graduate from the Human Services A.A.S. program at Mesabi Range will have
acquired an understanding of the concepts, principles, skills, methods,
and techniques of human service agencies, hospitals, nursing homes,
schools, half-way houses, and public services related business or
Students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Social Work will also need to obtain an Associate of Arts degree for a streamlined transfer to a four-year university or college. Mesabi Range College has specific transfer articulation agreements with the Social Work program at the University of Wisconsin – Superior leading to a Bachelor degree in Social Work.
The partnership between Rainy River Community College and Mesabi Range College will allow students in the I. Falls area to complete their program at RRCC. General education courses are delivered face-to-face from RRCC instructors, the human services/addiction studies courses are delivered via Interactive Television (ITV) or online through Mesabi Range College.