Human Services (A.S.)

This program is designed to prepare students for transfer into baccalaureate programs in social work, human services, counseling, psychology, early care and education, and other related fields. While providing a foundation of knowledge in human services, students will choose electives that match their career goals in fields such as mental health; early care and education; gerontology; alcohol and chemical dependency; and developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities and rehabilitation services. Students will prepare for transfer and employment by completing a one-semester internship and additional liberal arts and sciences electives.

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5501
Curriculum Code
1175
General Requirements
30 credit hours
6
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
6
6
12
Core Requirements
23 credit hours
17
HUS 1210: Introduction to Human Services3
HUS 1410: Generalist Practice Skills3
HUS 2210: Field Placement I-Social Work5
HUS 2230: Interviewing and Counseling3
HUS 2250: Policy and Organization3
6
Electives 7 credit hours
Important Points
  • The core requirements in this human services program include one field placement. Students currently employed in an approved human services agency may, under certain circumstances, use employment experiences to partially fulfill the field placement requirement. Permission of the instructor and the agency is required. Details must be worked out prior to registration for the course with their human services advisor.
  • Students must be willing to obtain and pay for any necessary physical or medical examinations or tests which are required by some internship agencies.
  • Enrollment in the human services program does not guarantee acceptance into field placements in the human services program.
  • Students must complete an application for internship and approval of the application is required for all field placement courses in human services. Some internship agencies require FBI or Child Abuse Registry checks. These processes can be lengthy and may require up to four months in order for approval to be obtained prior to placement.
  • PSY 1510 is a prerequisite for many HUS courses.
  • PSY 1510: General Psychology I or SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology are recommended social sciences electives.
  • MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics and BIO 1500: Human Biology are recommended.
  • HUS electives include all HUS courses not otherwise designated as a program core requirement.  PSY 1550, PSY 2510, PSY 2520, PSY 2540, or SOC 2580 can be used to fulfill HUS elevtive requirements.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Show an appropriate level of personal growth and self-awareness.
  2. Demonstrate competence in helping clients and/or providing early care and education to young children.
  3. Demonstrate integration of theory and skills in field learning.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of public and private welfare systems.
  5. Exhibit an understanding of and respect for individuals with ethnic, cultural, gender and racial differences.
  6. Demonstrate analytic ability and critical thinking skills through fieldwork and case analyses as they apply to problem solving with clients and client systems.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge, commitment to, and utilization of the Codes of Ethics in Human Services.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
 
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Catherine IannelloAssistant Professor, Human Services237 HULT, Jamestown Campus716.338.1235Contact | Full Profile ▸