May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Human Services, A.S.

The Human Services program is designed to prepare students to be assistants and paraprofessionals in careers that direct the delivery of services to community members. To this end, the program: provides knowledge, training and skill development for persons interested in working in the area of social services; and serves the community as an information and knowledge-base in the area of social service.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.
  • LCS and/or AHE-104  must be taken in first semester and is only allowed for those students still with freshman status and little or no college experience; if student is transferring or has prior college experience student should take a career elective in lieu of freshman seminar/LCS at later semester. AHE-104  is recommended for those students interested in community health work in social service agency. Those with prior college experience should take career elective in lieu of LCS or AHE-104  - PSY-233  or PSY-227 .
  • CORI/SORI/fingerprints after acceptance to program, before practicum course can be completed are required of all students in program. Those with concerns about this requirement should see the College’s CORI officer before beginning the program.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2 Advising Note

  • HSV-216  requires a 50-hour pre-practicum experience. Fulfillment of the pre-practicum is required prior to enrollment in HSV-220 . A grade of B or better is required in this course to allow for enrollment in further practicum coursework in the program.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Apply for graduation

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Use formal and informal assessment practices to respond to the needs, desires, and interests of participants receiving information and support from a Human Service organization, enhancing the persons’ ability to lead a self determining life.
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate skills needed to establish collaborative relationships with participants receiving services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about formal and informal supports available, as well as diverse challenges facing participants, using advocacy strategies to overcome these challenges by mobilizing resources to reach participant goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in handling crisis prevention, intervention, and resolution techniques with detailed documentation of the work in a human services agency.
  • Understand the mission and practices of human services organizations, fully participating in the life of the agency as a professional and be able to identify areas of self improvement and professional development needed for future goal attainment.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for careers in social welfare, mental health, community development, public administration, youth work, work with elderly, family counseling and social service agencies.

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