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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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 101General Biology I

4

PSYC 101General Psychology

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED 125Ethics in Professional Practice

3

HUMS 110Introduction to Human Services

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
HUMS 122Individual Counseling Techniques

3

HUMS 123Group Counseling Skills

3

PSYC 200Lifespan Development

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

2

Elective Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
HUMS 124Family Counseling

3

HUMS 150Community Resources and Partnerships

3

HUMS 250Community Services Practicum

3

PSYC 203Abnormal Psychology

3

Elective Elective*

3

*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:

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

3

HEED 220Crisis Intervention

3

Counseling/Substance Abuse

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

Aging Services

Students interested in positions in aging services should take the following courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
AGNG 160The Aging Process: Gerontology

3

AGNG 250The Psychological Aspects of Aging

3

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 151THET 102THET 103THET 202THET 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.