Compassion, professionalism and the desire to help others help themselves are qualities shared by those with a calling to work in human services.  

Human Services workers serve children and families, the elderly, people with disabilities and people with addictions, among others. 

Olympic College offers five options for those seeking a career in human services, including training that meets state requirements for Substance Use Disorder Professionals, internship opportunities and some field experience.


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Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

Academic Programs

OC offers a variety of programs prepare students for current practices in Human Services and Substance Use Disorder treatment. Consider taking specific classes as distribution requirements and electives that lead to your Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA), Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T), Associate in Technical Arts (ATA), Certificate of Completion (CC), Certificate of Proficiency (CP), or Certificate of Completion (CC) Fast Track. 

Transfer, Career, Employment

Substance Use Disorder Professional Program Information

Faculty Advisors

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professors are Faculty Advisors for Fashion Marketing programs.

Student Voices

I enjoy helping people. I came to Olympic College with a passion to become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. My experience in the Human Services program was amazing! The instructors are so knowledgeable and were able to support my specific needs.
David Blum, Human Services Class of '22

Academic Division

The Human Services & Substance Use Disorder Professional programs are part of the Social Sciences & Humanities Division (SSH). Visit the SSH Division webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The Social Sciences & Humanities Division can assist you with: 

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint