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Human Services A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Audrey Ringer, LICSW, 413-236-4571

Students acquire the skills, values, ethics, and internship experiences necessary to become effective human services workers. Students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program should select the Social Work Transfer Concentration.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • work as beginning level professionals;
  • demonstrate a commitment to the well being and quality of life of the clients being served;
  • know and follow the Human Services Code of Ethics;
  • know and use beginning level professional skills, including conducting a strengths based assesment, making effective referrals, developing helping relationships with individuals and familes, providing relationship based counseling, facilitating a group, documenting in agency records, and understanding and appreciating diversity.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program , a student must complete the 62 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.

Program____________________________________ 41 Credits
HSV 111 Human Services Methods 3
HSV 135 Introduction to Community Resources 3
HSV 280 Group and Professional Development 3
HSV Field Work Seminars and Practicums 11
PSY 107 Introductory Psychology 3
PSY 204 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 208 Interviewing and Counseling 3
SOC 105 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 208 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOC 212 Social Welfare and Social Policy 3
Specialized Elective (see footnote 3) 3

 

General Education____________________________ 21 Credits
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
  General Education Elective (see footnote 2) 
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
  9

 

Additional__________________________________ As Shown 
Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
Forum 12 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Averages:
-Overall
2.000
-Area of specialization:
 All required HSV Courses, PSY 107 and SOC 105  
2.000 

Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will varyaccording to each student's individual needs.  

First Semester

15 Credits

HSV 135

Introduction to Community Resources

3

PSY 107

Introductory Psychology

3

SOC 105

Introductory Sociology

3

COM

Communication

3

ENG

English Composition/ Writing

 

Second Semester

15 Credits

HSV 111

Human Services Methods

3

HSV 151

Field Work Seminar l

1

HSV 161

Field Practicum l

2

PSY 204

Human Growth and Development

3

Specialized Elective (see footnote 3)

3

ENG

English Composition/ Writing

3

 

Third Semester

16 Credits

HSV 252

Field Work Seminar ll

1

HSV 262

Field Practicum ll

3

PSY 208

Interviewing and Counseling

3

SOC 208

Contemporary Social Problems

3

General Education Elective (see footnote 2)

3

Mathematics (see footnote 1)

3

 

Fourth Semester

16 Credits

HSV 253

Field Work Seminar lll

1

HSV 263

Field Practicum lll

3

HSV 280

Group and Professional Development

3

SOC 212

Social Welfare and Social Policy

3

General Education Electives (see footnote 2)

6

Footnotes:

1. BUS 105, Business Mathematics; MAT 101, Applied Conteporary Mathematics or any course with the "MA" General Education designation.

2. General Education Electives chosen from two or more of the following: Hisotry, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural or Physical Science,Environmental Studies.

3. Specialized Elective chosen from courses designated ECE, HSV, PSY, or SOC; or CRJ 108. SOC 216 is recommended for students who may transfer after graduation.


NOTE: Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in fieldwork agencies. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks in the BCC Catalog or CORI/SORI link.