Explore how people think, feel and interact, both as individuals and as groups. Students in this pathway learn about discovering the past, solving social issues, teaching, improving quality of life, and planning for the future. Those who thrive while helping others may find this pathway ideal.
Human and Public Services Pathway Degree
The Human and Public Services Pathway Degree is designed for students who wish to explore coursework within this broad field. Students wanting to study Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Psychology, Sociology, and other related fields can start here and transfer to a four-year university to continue their education.
The Pathway Degree is also great option for students who are unsure which Human and Public Services program is best for them. Students can easily transfer into a specific Human and Public Services program after starting here.
Students in this program learn about the American criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. They study the basics of criminal law, criminology and juvenile justice. Students have the opportunity to participate in a practical crime scene class, ride-alongs with law enforcement, and visit a correctional institution.
Graduates may wish to continue their education at a four-year university. They often work in probation, parole, victim services, court administration and law enforcement.
If you are interested in mentoring our youth and inspiring the next generation, teaching may be a great career choice. Students in the Education program learn how to create engaging lessons and activities to meet the needs of diverse learners. They also participate in classroom observations and a practicum in a school setting.
After completing the Education program at LCCC, students must transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree before applying for teacher licensure. Graduates often find jobs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.
Paralegals work under the supervision of attorneys to research and prepare for trials and hearings, interview clients, draft legal documents and provide administrative duties. This program prepares students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary for them to perform successfully and ethically as paralegals. The program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Graduates may work in law firms, state or federal government offices, financial institutions and title companies.
Curious why people do what they do? Students in this program explore a broad range of psychological fields, including child development, abnormal behavior, study of the brain and research methods. They also engage in activities like writing case studies of abnormal behavior, observing children, and performing an original research study.
Employment in psychology typically requires a master's degree, so LCCC graduates will need to continue at a four-year institution. People who study psychology often work in the helping professions, such as counselors, social workers, therapists and psychologists.