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Human Services (A.A.S.)

Study human services at JCC

This degree program is designed for students seeking immediate employment after graduation in early care and education, such as Head Starts, preschools, and home or center based care.  Students may prepare for entry level positions in private or public agencies, working in individual and group settings, by completing two semesters of internship experience, and through elective course offerings. Individuals already employed in the human services field frequently enroll in selected courses to update their skills and knowledge.

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HUS 1210: Introduction to Human Services

3 Values and Ethics

HUS 1280: Introduction to Family Systems

3

ENG 1510: College Composition I

3 College Composition

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3 Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Discuss employment options and career tracks with your advisor to maximize program core electives.
  • Check with the financial aid office about credit load, aid eligibility, and Excelsior scholarship.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HUS 1410: Generalist Practice Skills

3

Program Core Electives

Choose an approved course based on area of interest

 

Mental Health Track:

HUS 1310: Intro to Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

HUS 2430: Chemical Dependency Treatment Methods

PSY 2560: Abnormal Psychology

PSY 2540: Interpersonal & Group Dynamics

 

Child & Adolescent Track:

SOC 2510: Marriage and the Family

PSY 2520: Child Development

HUS 2340: Working with Adolescents or PSY 2550: Psychology of Adolescents

 

Gerontology Track:

HUS 1280: Family Systems

HUS 2370: Introduction to Gerontology

PSY 1610: Death and Dying

PSY 2510: Life Span Development

 

Criminal & Forensic Practice:

HUS 1310: Intro to Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

CRI 1510: Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRI 2620: Introduction to Probation & Parole

CRI 2650 Juvenile Justice System

3

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Oral Communication

HUS 2230: Interviewing and Counseling

3

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Mathematical Reasoning
  • Discuss employment options and career tracks with your advisor to maximize program core electives.
  • Prior to advisement, apply for field placement I and schedule a field orientation session.
  • Check with the financial aid office about credit load, aid eligibility, and Excelsior scholarship.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HUS 2210 or HUS 2215: Field Placement I

5 Applied Learning

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology or

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3 Cultural Understanding

Program Core Elective

Choose an approved course based on area of interest

 

Mental Health Track:

HUS 1310: Intro to Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

HUS 2430: Chemical Dependency Treatment Methods

PSY 2560: Abnormal Psychology

PSY 2540: Interpersonal & Group Dynamics

 

Child & Adolescent Track:

SOC 2510: Marriage and the Family

PSY 2520: Child Development

HUS 2340: Working with Adolescents or PSY 2550: Psychology of Adolescents

 

Gerontology Track:

HUS 1280: Family Systems

HUS 2370: Introduction to Gerontology

PSY 1610: Death and Dying

PSY 2510: Life Span Development

 

Criminal & Forensic Practice:

HUS 1310: Intro to Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

CRI 1510: Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRI 2620: Introduction to Probation & Parole

CRI 2650 Juvenile Justice System

3

Electives

Consider program track or a Foreign Language, History, or World Civilization course

4 Global Perspectives
  • Work with the Counseling and Career Center for assistance with portfolio, resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills.
  • Prior to advisement, apply for field placement II and orientation session.
  • Discuss employment options and career tracks with your advisor to maximize program core electives.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HUS 2220 or HUS 2215: Field Placement II

5

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Health Science or

BIO 1510: Human Biology

3-4 Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

Choose an approved course based on area of interest

 

Mental Health Track:

HUS 1310: Intro to Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

HUS 2430: Chemical Dependency Treatment Methods

PSY 2560: Abnormal Psychology

PSY 2540: Interpersonal & Group Dynamics

 

Child & Adolescent Track:

SOC 2510: Marriage and the Family

PSY 2520: Child Development

HUS 2340: Working with Adolescents or PSY 2550: Psychology of Adolescents

 

Gerontology Track:

HUS 1280: Family Systems

HUS 2370: Introduction to Gerontology

PSY 1610: Death and Dying

PSY 2510: Life Span Development

 

Criminal & Forensic Practice:

HUS 1310: Intro to Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

CRI 1510: Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRI 2620: Introduction to Probation & Parole

CRI 2650 Juvenile Justice System

3

Electives

Consider program track or a Foreign Language, History, Social Science, or World Civilization Course

5
  • After advisement, apply for graduation.
  • Work with the Counseling and Career Center for assistance with job search strategies, civil service exam dates, and employer networking.