Associate in Applied Science Degree
This program is designed to prepare students to work in the varied field of human services. The Human Services Worker, with supervision, follows a care plan which provides services that are supportive, rehabilitative and therapeutic. These services have some urgency to the client’s emotional or physical needs. Assessment, follow-up, networking and utilization of resources are critical functions for this work. The Human Services Worker must document all services provided from intake to closure.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Semesters||Course Title||Credits|
|ORI102||Fall||College Success Strategies||2|
|HMS110||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|SOC125 OR SOC130||Individual and Society||3|
|PSY120||Interpersonal Relations and Comm.||3|
|CAR105||Professionalism on the Job||1|
|HMS125||Human Services and the Law||3|
|MAT150||Foundations of Math||3|
|COM151||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|HMS215||Human Services Practice I||3|
|- - - -||SS Elective||3|
|POS135||Spring||State and Local Government||3|
|HMS250||Fieldwork in Human Services||3|
|HMS216||Human Services Practice II||3|
|HUM - -||Humanities Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours Required for the Program||60|
For further information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Describe the historical development of human services.
- Identify the structure and dynamics of organizations, communities, and society as well as the nature of individuals and groups.
- Explain and apply psychological and sociological theory to client situations.
- Apply case management skills.
- Implement and evaluate interventions based on assessment of client needs.
- Demonstrate information management skills.
- Communicate effectively using verbal and nonverbal skills with individuals and groups.
- Act in a professional and ethical manner in carrying out duties and responsibilities during fieldwork placement in a human service agency or organization.
- Demonstrate awareness of one's values, cultural bias, reaction patterns, interpersonal style, and limitations.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.