May 17, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services (HUSV), A.A.S.


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The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services targets those individuals who have a strong desire to help others within their community. The Human Services professional is an important link to helping others fulfill their potential. The Associate Degree provides students with the necessary core knowledge to maximize their success in providing a positive impact for clients. The program requires all graduates to complete two semesters of field placement where students will experience on-the-job training in a community facility. Course work includes topics that will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in federal, state, and local service organizations.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services prepares graduates to work in environments that provide assistance to various populations, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or mental illness, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, people with chemical dependencies, and many others.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

Prior to HUS 250  and HUS 251  students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

General Education Core Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 15


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

Full-Time Schedule


First Year


Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 13

Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 9

Second Year


Total Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16

Part-Time Schedule


First Year


Total Credit Hours: 9

Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 9

Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 7

Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6

Third Year


Total Credit Hours: 7

Total Credit Hours: 10

63 Semester Hours


The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.

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