Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 
    Jan 27, 2022  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, Human Services Specialization, AA&S

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Degree: Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies Specialization in Human Services

Length: Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: Human Services course work prepares students for entry-level positions in the human services field or transfer to a bachelor degree program. Through courses and a field placement in agencies, students develop skills and knowledge in working with people with physical and psychiatric disabilities, adolescents, the aged, the substance abuser, and the child or adult in crisis.

Program Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of the General Studies Human Services Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Articulation Options: The ancillary benefit of this AAS degree in Human Services at WCC are the articulation agreements the college has with senior institutions that award baccalaureate degrees in the Human Services field.

Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for graduates in Human Services include staff positions in hospitals, mental health clinics, group homes, training centers and community service agencies. Graduates may transfer to a four-year college or university for bachelor degrees in fields such as social work, psychology, special education, counseling, and human services.

Internship Requirements: Admission to HMS 290  (Coordinated Internship) is selective and must be approved by the internship coordinator. Eligibility is based on the following criteria: minimum GPA of 2.0, completion of course prerequisites (HMS 100 , HMS 121 , HMS 122 ), faculty recommendation, expected graduation date, and any relevant internship site requirements. Arrangements for the internship placement are made the semester prior to the one in which the student actually takes the class.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 14

Second Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Third Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 15

Fourth Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 61

1Transfer Humanities Electives:  ART 101  ,  CST 151  , ENG 241  , ENG 242  , ENG 243  , ENG 244  , HUM 100  ,MUS 121  , PHI 101  , PHI 220  ,  REL 200  , REL 210 ,

2Science Electives: BIO 101  , BIO 102  , CHM 111  , CHM 112  , GOL 105  , GOL 106  , PHY 241 , PHY 242  

3Social Science Electives:  HIS 101  , HIS 102  , HIS 121  , HIS 122  , PLS 211  ,PLS 212  , PSY 120  , PSY 200 , PSY 215  ,PSY 216 , PSY 230 , PSY 235  ,PSY 270  , SOC 200  , SOC 215  

4Students may choose a health, physical education, or recreation course that promotes physical & emotional well-being

5Students may substitute with MTH 154  or higher, check with advisor.


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