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.

Required Courses:
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

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 42
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Mathematics
  • Computer Science Course
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Humanities
  • Intro to Sociology (SOC-101)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Intro to Psychology (PSY-101)
  • Social Sciences
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Cultural Diversity in the US (SOC-322)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Other Ethics or Diversity Elective
II. Required Courses 15
A. Theoretical Foundation Course* 6
B. Intervention course* 3
C. Client Population Course* 3
D. Capstone course (HUS-295) 3
III. Free Electives 3
Total 60

*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.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit - all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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