Human Services

Welcome. The Human Services Department is part of the Social Science Division of Cypress College. It is comprised of both vocational and academic programs that can lead to vocational certificates as well as an Associates of Arts degree that is transferable.

The Human Services professional is skilled and knowledgeable in a large variety of specialties.

Cypress College is proud to offer the basic academic preparation necessary to enter these fields. Our programs provide the foundation for higher level degrees and management positions in a variety of human services agencies.

The Human Services Department offers an Associate of Arts degree as well as certificate programs in a large variety of specialties, including:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Human Services Generalist 
  • Victimology

The Human Services program at Cypress College is accredited by CAADE (The California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators). CAADE is one of the credentialing organizations included in the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs directory meeting the minimum criteria for Alcohol and Drug Counseling.

Our faculty are specially trained and many work in or have worked in the field of their specialty.

Faculty
Virgil Adams, III, M.A., CAT
James Tapia, M.A.
Gary Michael Zager, M.S., LMFT - Dept. Chair

Adjunct
Jim Dedic, M.S.W., LCSW
Wayne Kistner, J.D., esq.
Fernando Mallory, M.A.
Jesse Montes, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Denise Norman, Ed.D.
Edgar Antonio Villa, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Brenda Wison, M.S.W., LCSW