Human Services Degree

 

Award

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Length

Four-Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose

The two-year Associate Degree in Human Services is designed to give the student a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for entry into a wide variety of human service occupations.

Occupational Objectives

Employment opportunities include:

Child Care Worker
Counselor in a Residential Facility
Developmental Disabilities Aide
Eligibility Worker
Group Work Aide
Recreation Aide
Rehabilitation Aide
School Community Representative
Social Service Aide
Social Services in Geriatric Facility
Social Work Technician

Admission Requirements

The student must meet the entrance requirements established by the college. In addition, the Human Services program requires skill in high school mathematics and English. Students lacking these skills will be required to enroll in developmental courses. A personal interview with the program head is recommended to discuss both program and occupational requirements.

Program Requirements

The Human Services program is about people working with people. The program is designed to provide about one-third of its requirements in general education and the remainder in human services technical and support courses. The student is required to achieve at least a grade of "C" in each HMS course. The student will spend a minimum of 450 hours in supervised work experience in a social service agency. Students will be required to go through an oral interview after internship for assessment purposes. To get the most benefit from the program, students should work closely with their faculty advisor in planning their curriculum and their field experience. Application for internship should be made the semester prior to doing internship. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the student will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Services with a major in Human Services.

For more information about this program, visit the department Web site at http://www.nr.edu/hms/.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

HLT

110

Concepts of Personal & Community Health

3

HMS

100

Introduction to Human Services1

3

PSY

200

Principles of Psychology

3

SOC

200

Principles of Sociology

3

SDV

106

Preparation for Employment

1

16

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

CHD

210

Intro. to Exceptional Children

3

ENG

112

College Composition II

3

HMS

121

Basic Counseling Skills I 2

3

PSY

216

Social Psychology

3

SOC

268

Social Problems

3

15

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall)

EDU

156

Single Parent Families

3

HMS

236

Gerontology1

3

HMS

290

Internship in Human Services2

3

SOC

215

Sociology of the Family

3

SPD

100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3

3

18

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring)

ITE

115

Basic Computer Literacy

3

HMS

141

Groups Dynamics1

3

HMS

227

Community Organization1

3

HMS

290

Internship in Human Services2

3

MTH

120

Introduction to Mathematics

3

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HMS or CHD Elective

3

18


Total Minimum Credits
67

NOTES:

1 HMS 100 is a pre-or corequisite for all other HMS courses.

2 HMS 100 and HMS 121 are pre/corequisites for HMS 290.

3 Students may choose from college approved Humanities/Fine Arts electives.