Cross Regional Human Services A.A.S. Degree Program

Information  About HUMS:

Human Services - Interior Aleutians Campus Cross Regional A.A.S. Program: 
This program is different from the HUMS and RHS Cohort models. This unique option supports students in the following ways:

    • Open enrollment from around the state;
    • Rural Human Service grads are welcome but attending RHS is not required;
    • New UAF students are welcome to take Hums 101 or 102 their first semester;
    • Courses rotated on a three year sequencing, students can start at any time in that sequence;
    • Courses taught through a combination of calling into class by phone twice a week and utilizing a 'virtual classroom' in Blackboard 3-4 times per week;
    • All courses are offered during lunch time or in the evening,
    • All classes are recorded for students to review or if they missed a class they can listen to the recording to avoid falling behind;
    • Individual technology assistance is available to help students succeed in the courses, students only need a phone, computer and internet access;
    • Low bandwidth or dial up are acceptable;
    • Students progress at their own speed according to other responsibilities such finances, career, and family.
    • Students are welcome to take one course or a full course load.
    • All Hums concentrations are available: including Addictions, Behavioral Health and Interdisciplinary per the choice of the student and his/her career goals.

Vision Statement

"Improving lives and communities through dynamic instruction
and learned competencies."

Mission Statement
"In the field of Human Services we learn from each other by bridging traditional and Western knowledge to strengthen the helping profession."

The HUMS program prepares students for entry-level positions in human services agencies. Persons with a strong desire to help others, a sincere respect for mankind and a commitment to their own personal growth may find this field rewarding. They must be emotionally stable, flexible and interested in working with people of diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Recovery from life traumas and addictions can be a positive attribute if the student has successfully worked through specific issues and is willing to continue personal growth.

Students who complete an addictions concentration are eligible for certification as chemical dependency counselor technicians through the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC).

Human Services Faculty:

Lara Hensley, MA
Assistant Professor