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Associate of Applied Science Degree

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.

Occupational Objectives: 
    Child Care Worker
    Rehabilitation Technician 
    Social Services Aide
    Corrections Assistant
    Teacher’s Aide
    Counseling 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.

 Human Services

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

0

1

EEE

1*Degree Related Elective

3

0

3

HMS 100

Introduction to Human Services

3

0

3

PSY 120

Human Relations

3

0

3

PSY 200

Principles of Psychology

3

0

3

PED

2*Physical Education

0

2-3

1

Total

16

2-3

17

Second Semester (Spring)

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

PBS 265

Interviewing

3

0

3

PLS 212

3*United States Government II

3

0

3

PSY 235

Child Psychology

3

0

3

SOC 200

Principles of Sociology

3

0

3

MTH 146

4*Introduction to Elem. Statistics

3

0

3

Total

18

0

18

Third Semester (Fall)

PSY 236

Adolescent Psychology

3

0

3

SOC 215

Sociology of the Family

3

0

3

ECO 201

5*Principles of Economics I or ECO 202

3

3

3

PBS 266

Group Leadership

3

0

3

ITE 100 or 115

6*Intro. to Information Systems or
Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts

3

0

3

PED

2*Physical Education

0

2-3

1

Total

15

2-3

16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

PSY 237

Adult Psychology

3

0

3

HMS 227

Change Agent

3

0

3

SOC 268

Social Problems

3

0

3

EEE

7*Humanities Elective

3

0

3

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

0

3

Total

15

0

15

 

Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree....................................... 66

Notes

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.

Footnotes*

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.

Last updated: 3/7/2014 2:10:28 PM