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Welcome to Opportunities in Human Services

At Saddleback, students can choose to make a difference, selecting from four tracks in the Human Services program. Alcohol & Drug Studies helps students support those struggling with addiction and their families. For students who want to work in probation, juvenile counseling, or halfway houses, the Community-Based Corrections option provides a strong foundation. There’s also the Mental Health Worker track, which teaches evidence-based practices and strategies for easing the stigma around mental illness. Finally, the Human Services Generalist track is a perfect path for students looking for a broad overview of social work.

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Potential Salaries

$45,960 - $95,140

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Child & Family Social Worker

Human Service Assistant

Social Service Specialist

Healthcare Social Worker

Companies Hiring for Accounting
Hiring Companies

Newport Academy

Pacific Clinics

St. Johns Well Child

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Human Service workers are uplifting their communities… and their paychecks. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Child, Family, and School Social Worker - $55,460

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker - $56,000

Healthcare Social Worker - $73,970

Social and Human Service Assistant - $39,980

Social and Community Service Manager - $64,040

Community and Social Service Specialist - $45,960

Substance Abuse Counselor - $45,210

Social Work Educator (w/further education) - $95,140

Saddleback College’s Human Services department offers four associate degrees, four certificates of achievement, and one occupational skills award. 

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Human Services page.

  • Human Services Generalist (Associate in Science)
  • Human Services Generalist (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Alcohol and Drug Studies (Associate in Science)
  • Alcohol and Drug Studies (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Mental Health Worker (Associate in Science)
  • Mental Health Worker (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Community-Based Corrections Associate (Associate in Science)
  • Community-Based Corrections Associate (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Eating Disorders Studies (Occupational Skills Award)

County of Orange * St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health * West Anaheim Medical Center * Pacific Clinics * Stars Behavioral Health Group * Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources * Autism Spectrum Therapies * St. Johns Well Child * Newport Academy * UC Irvine Health * UCLA Health * And Many More! *

The Human Services Department (HS 235) can be contacted at (949) 582-4701.

Kim Branch-Stewart, MSW, LCSW, Chair - (949) 582-4708 

Chelsey Tyson, Medical Assisting Program Specialist - (949) 582-4973

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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