Human Services (HUSV)

(CIP Code 440000)

66 Semester Hours

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services targets those individuals who have a strong desire to help others within their community. The Human Services professional is an important link to helping others fulfill their potential. The Associate Degree provides students with the necessary core knowledge to maximize their success in providing a positive impact for clients. The program requires all graduates to complete two semesters of field placement where students will experience on-the-job training in a community facility. Course work includes topics that will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in federal, state, and local service organizations.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services prepares graduates to work in environments that provide assistance to various populations, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or mental illness, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, people with chemical dependencies, and many others.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

Prior to HUS 250 and HUS 251 students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

General Education Core Requirements - 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 English Composition I

MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics


MAT 101 Beginning Algebra

PSY 201 General Psychology

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective


courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

ENG 101 English Composition I 303

HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 303

HUS 102 Personal and Professional Development in the Helping Professions 303



CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

HUS 110 Orientation to Human Services 101

HUS 209 Case Management 303

HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 303

PSY 201 General Psychology 303



HUS 235 Group Dynamics 303

HUS 237 Crisis Intervention 303

------ Departmental Approved Elective303



HUS 250 Supervised Field Placement I 491

HUS 221 Professional Ethics in Human Services Practice 303

MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 303


MAT 101 Beginning Algebra

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 303

HUS 208 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 303



HUS 216 Behavior Change Techniques 303

HUS 251 Supervised Field Placement II 491

HUS 260 Human Services Special Topics 303

------ Departmental Approved Elective303

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303



661860Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services

Departmental Approved Electives

AOT 104 Keyboarding and Input Technologies

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ 145 Juvenile Delinquency

ECD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood

HUS 115 Geriatric Services and Activities

HUS 205 Gerontology

HUS 206 Death and Dying

HUS 211 Developing the Gerontology Professional

HUS 212 Survey of Disabilities and Disorders

PSY 208 Human Sexuality

PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology

SAC 101 Best Practices in School-Age Care

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 102 Marriage and the Family

SOC 206 Social Psychology

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

SPA 105 Conversational Spanish

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Mission – To prepare graduates for employment in numerous helping professions and/or transfer to baccalaureate programs in human services or related fields. Graduates have the skills, knowledge and ethics of the human service discipline in order to provide services in a wide variety of agency programs and community settings.

2018-19 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify components of the interview/assessment process and applications.
  2. Develop awareness of their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles and limitations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of issues related to the ethical standards of the human services profession and the ability to follow ethical guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of theories and skills in order assist various human systems: families, small groups, organizations and social systems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to be productive and effective in a human services delivery system and an understanding of their role, abilities and limitations as an entry-level human services worker.
  6. Basic understanding of crisis intervention skills and applications.
  7. Demonstrate the knowledge of the history of the human services profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in systematic analysis of service needs; planning appropriate strategies, services, and implementation; and evaluation of outcomes.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes (PDF)

Program Contact

Nelligan, Lisa Department Chair, Human Services