Human Services - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration
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.
*Electives - Select from the courses below:
Human Services/Mental Health
Students interested in positions in human services, such as mental health workers and psychiatric technicians, should select the following courses:
|CRES 155||Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art||
|HEED 220||Crisis Intervention||
Students interested in basic counseling skills for individuals and families, substance abuse prevention, and rehabilitation should select the following courses:**
|HUMS 120||Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency||
|HUMS 121||Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment||
Students interested in positions in aging services should take the following courses:
|AGNG 160||The Aging Process: Gerontology||
|AGNG 250||The Psychological Aspects of Aging||
Total Credit Hours: 60
The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151, THET 102, THET 103, THET 202, THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.
**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.
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.