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Information about Fall 2020 at JCC

Human Services (A.S.)

Study human services at JCC

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.

Human services course electives allow students to specialize in such areas as social work, early childhood education, mental health, gerontology, and youth services. An early childhood development certificate program has been added to the human services program for individuals interested in pursuing careers in early childhood education and care.

Field placement courses are designed to allow students to learn and practice helping skills in a variety of agency settings. During this field experience, students work 10-12 hours per week, 120 hours per semester, under the supervision of an experienced employee of a human services agency, along with guidance from a JCC faculty member. JCC maintains working relationships with approximately 100 different agencies in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York. Popular areas in which students complete fieldwork experiences are pre-school, child care, special education, elementary education, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, community programs for the elderly, rehabilitation, recreation, and programs for the developmentally disabled, poor, and disadvantaged.

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HUS 1210: Introduction to Human Services

3 Values and Ethics

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

Elective

Consider program track or transfer school requirements

1

INT 1555: Inquire

2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Discuss transfer options and career tracks with your advisor to maximize transferrable credits.
  • Research articulation agreements.
  • 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

BIO 1500: Human Biology

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

HUS 2230: Interviewing and Counseling

3
  • Check with the financial aid office about credit load, aid eligibility, and Excelsior scholarship.
  • Schedule transfer visits and begin making decisions.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from your program track

 

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:

HUS 1280: Family Systems

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

 

Community & Policy Practice

POL 1510 American Politics

SOC 2520: Social Problems

SOC 2580: Race and Ethnicity

ANT 2590/SOC 2590: Sex, Sexuality and Gender

3

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

Elective*

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed with a focus on Global Perspectives

3 American History Arts Foreign Languages Other World Civilizations Western Civilization Global Perspectives

Elective*

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category

3 American History Arts Basic Communication Foreign Languages Humanities Math Natural Sciences Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization

Elective

Consider program track or transfer school requirements

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • Prior to advisement, apply for field placement and schedule a field orientation session.
  • Carefully choose elective courses based upon program track or transfer institution.
  • Begin applying to transfer institutions.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Elective*

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed

3 American History Arts Foreign Languages Other World Civilizations Western Civilization Global Perspectives

HUS 2250: Policy and Organization

3

HUS 2210 or HUS 2215: Field Placement I

5 Applied Learning

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from your program track

 

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:

HUS 1280: Family Systems

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

 

Community & Policy Practice

POL 1510 American Politics

SOC 2520: Social Problems

SOC 2580: Race and Ethnicity

ANT 2590/SOC 2590: Sex, Sexuality and Gender

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • Work with the Counseling and Career Center for assistance with portfolio, resume, and cover letter or job search.
  • Carefully choose elective courses based upon program track or transfer institution.
  • After advisement, apply for graduation.