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Human Services/Generalist Option

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 62 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Human Services program is to provide an educational foundation that addresses the attitudes/values, skills, and knowledge which are essential for the personal growth of each student to become an effective human services worker.

Admission to the Program:

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and complete the COMPASS Placement Test (contact ICC Testing Office, 694-5234)

Program Note:

Students may be dismissed from the program if there is a failure to meet one or more of the following standards:

1. Maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA in all course work

2. Maintaining high integrity; personal responsibility; and satisfactory demonstration of skills and abilities prerequisite to the ethical delivery of services in the field; maintaining professional standards at all times representing the college following the National Organization of Human Services Code of Ethics

3.  Minimal absences in all coursework

4.  Completion of prior Human Services coursework does not guarantee permission to take the internship course and to graduate from the program .

5.  Successful, timely completion of internship

6.  Felony convictions may prevent a student from successfully obtaining employment in the human services field.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
HUMSV 110; PSY 110; Humanities; ENGL 110; HUMSV 151

Spring Semester 1:
COMM 110; SOC 110; Mathematics; ENGL 111; HUMSV 125 or SOC 219

Summer Semester 1:
HUMSV 213; SSC 115

Fall Semester 2:
Laboratory Science; HUMSV 155; HUMSV 111; HUMSV 200; HUMSV 124 or SOC 120

Spring Semester 2:
HUMSV 250; HUMSV 127; HUMSV 150; Approved Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
MATHEMATICS *3
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
HUMSV 110INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES 3
HUMSV 111HUMAN SERVICES APPLICATIONS I 3
HUMSV 124FAMILY SYSTEMS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES 3
or
SOC 120MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 3
HUMSV 125CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN THE HUMAN SERVICES 3
or
SOC 219THE SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICA 3
HUMSV 127COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS 1
HUMSV 150HUMAN SERVICE TOPICS **1 to 3
HUMSV 151CRISIS AND SUICIDE INTERVENTION 3
HUMSV 155SOCIAL CLASS AND THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
HUMSV 200HUMAN SERVICES APPLICATIONS II 3
HUMSV 213ISSUES IN ABUSE 3
HUMSV 250HUMAN SERVICE INTERNSHIP 2
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
SSC 115LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 2
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES ***6

* See specific requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
** Must complete at least 2 credit hours of HUMSV 150.
*** Consult with Program Advisor for approved CHILD, CRJ, HUMSV, PSY, SOC courses

For Program Information Contact:

Human Service Program Coordinator

ICC North

(309) 690-6891