The Applied Psychology Program develops the competencies needed for careers specializing in mental health, aging, addiction, disability and child/family services among others. The associate degrees and certificate within our program prepares students to be direct support professionals (DSPs) and provide guidance and support to people who need help to be self-sufficient. DSPs provide this support to a wide range of individuals including people with physical, psychiatric or cognitive disabilities or chronic illness, children and youth who are at risk and families who need assistance in supporting family members.
An associate degree in anthropology can lead to positions such as archaeological technicians for cultural resource management firms or interpretive specialists with the federal government. Students from our program have worked for federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as for private archaeological research firms.
The communication of information regarding financial operations is critical to today’s business environment. The Accounting Program provides students with the knowledge and the skills necessary to carry out this critical task. Coursework ranges from accounting and business to studies in information systems and mathematics. Students earning an associate degree in accounting can seek entry-level accounting positions, such as auditing or payroll clerk, in fields ranging from banking and health care to education and governmental agencies.