Human and Family Services
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If you are always the first to volunteer to help, we have the program for you. Our Human and Family Services Transfer Major is a broad introduction to the field. You get a low-cost and high-quality EICC education. This is the smart way to complete your first two years.
What You Learn as a Human and Family Services Transfer Major
Explore and understand human behavior, social policy, and programs. This transfer major prepares you to work with social service and community agencies. And you complete general education classes required by your transfer college. You build a foundation in literature, history, science, and more.
What Can I Do With a Career in Human and Family Services?
You can serve others, walk with people through challenges, and encourage them to achieve their goals. You can advocate and support families, the elderly, immigrants, single parents, and persons who are disabled. Work at a community action or community health agency. Be a social service manager. Or continue your education. Earn a master's degree or higher and become a psychologist, therapist, or social worker.
A Solid Foundation
Marriage & Family
Marriage & Family
Study relationships and the role expectations of our culture.
Under a microscope
Examine the fundamentals of behavior. Study theoretical issues and research.
Changes & Choices
What's pushing you?
Changes & Choices
Explore how the Humanities influences change and decisions.
It's the language
Dive into a comparative study of culture and social organization.
What are Transfer Majors
The Human & Family Services Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study a specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple.
If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!
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Keep Your Transfer Plan Current
Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.TRANSFER PLANNING
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2+2 = Savings
Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.
Yes, you can do this. You can achieve your goals, and we are here to help. Need some coping strategies or just want to talk? Our Student Assistance Program provides free, confidential mental health services, including short-term counseling and referrals. Meet with a counselor in person or via Telehealth. Just call 309-779-2273 or 800-383-7900 to schedule an appointment.GET HELP
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.JOIN PTK
Your Degree = Success
Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.
Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
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How EICC Fits Your Goals
Maybe the 4-year where you plan to transfer has added a new major or perhaps you discovered a new career field. We're here to guide and support you, so let us know. Keep in regular contact with your EICC advisor and lean on these services and resources, too.
Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.
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