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Human Services Technology A.A.S.

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

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

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

Specific Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. To qualify for program admittance, students must take the college placement exam and place into college level coursework.
  3. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the degree must be completed at the College.
  4.   Students must earn at least a "C" grade in all required course work.
  5.   Compliance with the expectations and standards outlined in the Human Service Technology student handbook.
  6.   Students pursuing the degree should be aware that employers in the human services field (substance abuse and otherwise) can require prospective volunteers, interns, and employees to pass medical examinations, criminal background, drug & alcohol screen, immunization, and citizenship verification checks before they will be allowed to work and/ or volunteer at an organization



Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, DDT, HSE, PSY, SAB, SOC, SWK 

First Semester (Fall)

Second Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
DDT 110 Developmental Disabilities 3
HSE 220 Case Management 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
BIO 161 Intro to Human Biology 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 3
HSE 125 Counseling 3
SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Semester Notes

*Students who are pursing the AAS exclusively must take SWK 110 instead of SAB 140 and a foreign language elective instead of SAB 210.  Students who are pursing the AAS and the "Human Services & Substance Abuse Studies" Certificate at the same time must take SAB 140 instead of SWK 110 and SAB 210 instead of a foreign language elective. 

**BIO 163 is an acceptable substitution for BIO 161

  • SOC 210 may be substituted for SOC 220
  • BIO 163 may be substituted for BIO 161
  • SAB 140 may be substituted for SWK 110
  • SAB 210 may be substituted for the foreign language elective

Total Credit Hours Required

67 - 69

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