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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Technology, AAS - CIP Code: 51.1599

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The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies, which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take general education courses, which prepare them for eventual specialization in specific human service areas.

Students will take courses from a variety of academic disciplines. Core courses emphasize the development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to work successfully in human services. Fieldwork or internship experience will provide opportunities for the practical application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, corrections, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at four-year public and private institutions.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Human Services Technology Associate Degree program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of human behavior and development from a biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual perspective.
  • Demonstrate skills in best practices that support client care within human services organizations.
  • Apply cultural competency skills for working with clients from a variety of different ethnicities and backgrounds.
  • Apply skills for addressing human services issues in community settings.

Note: All or some of the courses in this program may transfer to a 4-year institution. Please see your advisor and/or transfer institution of interest.

Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 16

Summer Semester I

  • Second English Elective Credits: 3 1 
  • Second Psychology Elective Credits: 3 2
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 9

Fall Semester II

Total Credits: 14

Spring Semester II

Total Credits: 14-15

Total credit hours required for degree: 68-69


1. Second English Electives

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2. Second Psychology Electives

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3. Sociology/Human Services Electives

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4. Biology/Math Electives

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5. Communications Electives

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