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HUMAN SERVICES (EVENING PROGRAM)

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Human Services

To provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values needed for employment in the human services field.

Human services worker is a generic term for individuals with a wide array of job titles and responsibilities. Human service workers usually work and provide services under the direct supervision of professionals from a variety of fields. These services would include: direct and indirect client care, assess client needs, lead group activities, assist clients in need of counseling and/or crisis intervention, teach daily living skills, act as a liaison for family members, provide emotional support, and treatment plan participation.

Human service workers are employed by state and local government agencies, individual and family services providers, emergency and relief services, as well as, residential mental retardation, mental health, and substance abuse facilities. According to the U. S. Department of Labor the median income for human service workers is $21,000.The projected growth in job opportunities for human service workers is in the 25-35% range for the next ten years.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: CPT, ENG, HUS, PSY, SOC, SPC
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: CPT, ENG, HUS, PSY, SOC, SPC
  3. Complete or Maintain CPR Certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  4. Curriculum Completion Requirement - 60 months

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
15 0 15

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
HUS 101 Introduction To Human Services
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 230 Interviewing Techniques
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
15 0 15

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
HUS 110 Orientation to Human Services
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
1 0 1
HUS 205 Gerontology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
HUS 208 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 3 0 3
HUS 251 Supervised Field Placement II 1 12 4
HUS 255 Supervised Field Placement III 1 12 4
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
PSY 215 Psychology of The Mentally Retarded 3 0 3
PSY 218 Behavior Modification
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 231 Counseling Techniques 3 0 3
PSY 235 Group Dynamics
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 237 Crisis Management 3 0 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3 0 3
33 24 39
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
HUS 101 Introduction To Human Services
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
HUS 110 Orientation to Human Services
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
1 0 1
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
13 0 13

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
PSY 218 Behavior Modification
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 235 Group Dynamics
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 3 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 230 Interviewing Techniques
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
9 0 9

SEMESTER 4 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
HUS 208 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 3 0 3
PSY 231 Counseling Techniques 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
9 0 9

SEMESTER 5 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
6 0 6

SEMESTER 6 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
HUS 205 Gerontology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
HUS 251 Supervised Field Placement II 1 12 4
PSY 215 Psychology of The Mentally Retarded 3 0 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3 0 3
10 12 13

SEMESTER 7 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
HUS 255 Supervised Field Placement III 1 12 4
PSY 237 Crisis Management 3 0 3
4 12 7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Tony Fowler

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $17,500.00

Local Average Salary: $18,500.00

National Starting Salary: $20,000.00

National Average Salary: $21,500.00