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2013-14 College Catalog

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Human Services - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

This area of study is designed to provide the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for entry-level human service workers in community settings such as: hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance abuse counseling sites, and gerontology centers. The curriculum is intended to provide the student with a consolidated body of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to function in a variety of health and social services positions. The student may choose from three tracks: human services, chemical dependency, and developmental disabilities. The area of study also provides preparation for transfer to four-year schools and upgrading knowledge and skills of persons already working in community and social service areas.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts Literature1

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences2

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-Science Core Course

3-4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
HMDV-200Life Span Development

3 credits

Human Services Track

Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.

Application Code 170G

Graduates take positions as mental health workers and psychiatric technicians in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings.

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3 credits

HEED-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution

3 credits

HEED-220Crisis Intervention

3 credits

HUMS-110Introduction to HumanServices

3 credits

HUMS-122Individual Counseling Techniques

3 credits

HUMS-123Group Counseling Skills (Chemical Dependency)

3 credits

HUMS-124Family Counseling

3 credits

HUMS-150Community Resources and Partnerships

3 credits

HUMS-250Community Services Practicum

3 credits

PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 61-66

Chemical Dependency Track

Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.

Chemical Dependency Track

The focus of this track is on basic counseling skills for individuals and families, substance abuse prevention, and rehabilitation. This track provides academic coursework to attain certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor–Alcohol and Drug. Additional clinical fieldwork in the addiction field is required.

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3 credits

HUMS-110Introduction to HumanServices

3 credits

HUMS-120Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency

3 credits

HUMS-121Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment

3 credits

HUMS-122Individual Counseling Techniques

3 credits

HUMS-123Group Counseling Skills (Chemical Dependency)

3 credits

HUMS-124Family Counseling

3 credits

HUMS-150Community Resources and Partnerships

3 credits

HUMS-250Community Services Practicum

3 credits

PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 61-66

Developmental Disabilities Track

Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.

Application Code 170F

The field of developmental disabilities includes working with the learning needs, social skills, and physical development of individuals ranging in age from infant to the older adult. Human service workers assist with both direct and indirect client services to facilitate access to resources.

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-111Child Growth and Development

3 credits

EDUC-140Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3 credits

EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3 credits

HUMS-110Introduction to HumanServices

3 credits

HUMS-122Individual Counseling Techniques

3 credits

HUMS-124Family Counseling

3 credits

HUMS-150Community Resources and Partnerships

3 credits

HUMS-250Community Services Practicum

3 credits

PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 61-66