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Program Coordinator: Charles Justice, LRC 214, Ext. 2566
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad foundation in preparation for work in a variety of social service fields. With the increasing demands upon human services agencies for the delivery of specialized services, there is a growing need for trained workers and paraprofessionals with essential skills. Persons seeking their first employment in human services and those presently in such occupations seeking to upgrade their skills may benefit from this curriculum.
Child Care Worker
Social Services Aide
Adult/Nursing Home Worker
Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the college can normally be considered for admission to the Human Services Associate Degree curriculum. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.
Program Requirements: The Human Services curriculum consists of courses in psychology, sociology, public services and human services. In addition to these core courses, other courses in general education and related areas are included. Instruction will include both a specialized as well as a general education approach. Upon completion of the four-semester program, the student is awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services.
Notes on Transfer: Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are designed primarily to provide occupational competence for employment. Upon the student’s request, courses may be modified to provide possible transfer acceptability by four-year colleges and universities. Transfer options are listed in the footnotes.
First Semester (Fall)
College Composition I
Orientation to College Success
1*Degree Related Elective
Introduction to Human Services
Principles of Psychology
Second Semester (Spring)
College Composition II
3*United States Government II
Principles of Sociology
4*Introduction to Elem. Statistics
Third Semester (Fall)
Sociology of the Family
5*Principles of Economics I or ECO 202
ITE 100 or 115
6*Intro. to Information Systems or
Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Principles of Public Speaking
Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree....................................... 66
The above semester-by semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing in this program of study.
1. Recommended degree electives include HMS 197, 297; HLT 110, 121; AST 141; SOC 235, 236.
2. Students may substitute any HLT (Health) course that contains a personal wellness component for Physical Education requirement. Transfer students should note that four-year institutions may require a PED activity course in the general education core.
3. PLS 211 will substitute for PLS 212.
4. Transfer students are advised to substitute MTH 151, 163 or 241 for this course.
5. ECO 201 or 202 may be taken to complete the economics requirement. Note that Economics 201 is Macroeconomics and 202 is Microeconomics.
6. Keyboarding skills highly recommended.
7. Humanities electives include: ART 201, 202; foreign languages, literature, MUS 121, 122; PHI 101; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152.
Cooperative Education - HMS 197 or HMS 297 may be taken after satisfactory completion of the first semester with Faculty Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Co-op Advisor approvals. The non-paid Co-op Education option is available in this program of study.
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