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Human Services - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 170

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 two tracks: human services or chemical dependency. 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.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete the 2 open credits of Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-200Lifespan Development

3

-Any General Education Core Course

2

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3

HUMS-110Introduction to Human Services

3

HUMS-122Individual Counseling Techniques

3

HUMS-123Group Counseling Skills

3

HUMS-124Family Counseling

3

HUMS-150Community Resources and Partnerships

3

HUMS-250Community Services Practicum

3

PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology

3

-Human Services Electives*

6

Human Services Electives

Students interested in positions in human services, such as mental health workers and psychiatric technicians, should select the following courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

HEED-220Crisis Intervention

3

Students interested in basic counseling skills for individuals and families, substance abuse prevention, and rehabilitation should select the following courses:**

Course NumberTitleCredits
HUMS-120Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency

3

HUMS-121Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment

3

**These courses provide academic coursework to attain certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor - Alcohol and Drug. Additional clinical fieldwork in the addiction field is required.

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Explain the historical development of human services, as it relates to the development of the theoretical framework.

2. Analyze a service problem, select appropriate strategies or interventions, and evaluate the outcomes.

3. Understand the psychological aspects of managing client/worker relationships.

4. Illustrate an understanding of ethical principles which guide the practice of human service.

5. Apply theoretical and practical skills acquired in the human services practicum.