Associate in Arts in Human Services
The Associate in Arts Human Services degree is designed for adults working in the human services area. To be admitted to the program and to complete the Capstone course, students must have current work experience in the field of human services. Students must have a minimum of 6 months/800 hours of current work experience. Students must submit a current resume at the time of application. The degree is designed to provide seamless transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree.
Learning Outcomes Objectives
Graduates of the Associate in Arts in Human Services degree will have the ability to:
- Define key concepts in the area of study.
- Identify theories of professional practice.
- Explain the specific skills, techniques, and agencies necessary to serve client populations.
- Explain cultural diversity as it relates to the field of Human Services.
6 credits in Theoretical Foundation*, 3 credits in Intervention*, 3 credits in Client Populations*, 3 credits in cultural diversity, 3 credit Capstone course.
Associate in Arts in Human Services Credit Distribution
|I. General Education Requirements||39|
|A. English Composition||6|
C. Social Sciences
D. Natural Sciences and Mathematics
|E. General Education Electives||3|
|II. Required Courses||18|
|A. Theoretical Foundation Courses*||6|
|B. Intervention courses*||3|
|C. Client Population Courses*||3|
|D. SOC 322 Cultural Diversity in the US||3|
|E. Capstone course||3|
|III. Free Electives||3|
*Theoretical Foundation courses include those pertaining to theory, knowledge and skills of the human services profession.
*Intervention courses include those which emphasize theory and knowledge bases for interventions and criteria for selection of appropriate interventions.
*Client Population courses include those which emphasize the range of populations served and needs addressed by human services professionals.
The Associate in Arts in Human Services degree is a 60 credit program.