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A.A.S., Major in Human Services

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The Human Services major is ideal for students considering a career in human services as well as for students who already have experience in human services.

Students new to the field will gain an excellent foundation in theory and practice related to human services and will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through practicums and field-based learning options. Students already experienced in human services can use and build upon their work experiences while acquiring new knowledge, skills and the direction needed to move into new or more advanced positions in the field.

The program prepares students to work in diverse settings such as group homes; correctional, mental retardation and mental health settings; family, child and youth service agencies; and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and aging. Near the end of the degree program, students will complete two
supervised field placements. These placements are designed to give students an opportunity for practical applications of theories and concepts they are learning in the classroom. Students are required to have an acceptable background check. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in a cooperative work experience, creating an inability to graduate from the program.

Program Location: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens County, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda

Scheduling Options: Day or Evening

Contact Information: Beverly Burton

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ENG 165 Professional Communications I
or ENG 101 English Composition I
3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
HUS 225 Personal/Interpersonal Adjustment 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 102 English Composition II
3.0
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
SPA 105 Conversational Spanish
or SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I
or SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II
3.0/4.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
HUS 150 Supervised Field Placement I 3.0
HUS 209 Case Management 3.0
HUS 216 Behavior Change Techniques 3.0
HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
HUS 151 Supervised Field Placement II 3.0
HUS 221 Professional Ethics in Human Service Practice 3.0
HUS 235 Group Dynamics 3.0
HUS 237 Crisis Intervention 3.0
  Elective Humanities 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0/67.0
 

 

Evening Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ENG 165 Professional Communications I
or ENG 101 English Composition I
3.0
HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I
or ENG 102 English Composition II
3.0
HUS 225 Personal/Interpersonal Adjustment 3.0
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
SPA 105 Conversational Spanish
or SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I
or SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II
3.0/4.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
HUS 209 Case Management 3.0
HUS 216 Behavior Change Techniques 3.0
HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
HUS 235 Group Dynamics 3.0
HUS 150 Supervised Field Placement I 3.0
HUS 221 Professional Ethics in Human Services Practice 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
HUS 151 Supervised Field Placement II 3.0
HUS 237 Crisis Intervention 3.0
  Elective Humanities 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 66.0/67.0
 

Updated 4/18/2012

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The Human Services program provides learning opportunities which broadens perspectives, builds self-awareness, and develops professional skills for effective human service work.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills necessary to successfully complete client assessments, conduct interviews, and/or provide case management services.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with agencies, institutions, and the community in creating appropriate treatment plans, making referrals, and utilizing community resources

  3. Identify societal forces and cultural differences that impact the functional behaviors of individuals, families, and/or groups.

  4. Create programs for behavioral change through the application of appropriate psychological and behavioral methodology.

  5. Utilize sound ethical principles and exhibit the professional competence consistent of a Human Services entry level professional as evidenced by self-assessments and/or cooperative work experiences.

  6. Utilize appropriate Mathematical skills when submitting reports, accessing and/or interpreting statistical, graphical, and/or pictorial data

  7. Demonstrate the necessary technological skills to function successfully in the Human Services Profession 

 

Advisement Information

  • If student is in developmental courses and has to choose only one program course, it should be HUS 101.

  • Advise students planning transfer to take ENG 101 and 102 and MAT 120 rather than MAT 155.

  • Approved electives are HUS courses that are in the student's career path. (For example, if a student is interested in working with Addiction, the addictions electives would be appropriate.)

  • Students will need to complete 300 hours of internship in local agencies during their second year in the program.

Advisement Information verified 3/17/2014