Upon completion of your HUM A.S. degree, you will be prepared for an entry-level position in a Human Services or Social Services agency, or you may choose to transfer to a four-year institution.
Students complete two introductory Human Services (HUM) courses, a 3-credit Human Services theories and methods of practice course, (HUM 162, HUM 165 or HUM 260), three 3-credit HUM elective courses and a fieldwork course, HUM 164 Human Services Field Instruction and Seminar I.
A personal interview may be required before being admitted to the Human Services program. Your academic and professional competence will be periodically reviewed by the faculty. Enrollment and continuation in the Human Services program are subject to faculty approval. You must earn a grade of C or better in HUM/ASA or EDU courses and have a GPA of 2.0 to take fieldwork courses and to graduate from the program.
Special program costs include bus or car expenses for transportation to and from fieldwork sites. A medical examination, a tuberculin test, a background check, and fingerprinting may be required before beginning field work placements and may require additional costs.
Essential Skills and Dispositions
The following skills and dispositions, with or without reasonable accommodations, are expected of all students enrolled in the Human Services A.S. program.
- Emotional stability and psychological health to work with children, families, individuals, colleagues and college personnel.
- Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish a professional relationship with individuals, families, and clients from a variety of cultural, social, emotional, and intellectual backgrounds.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Critical thinking for assessment and decision-making in field placements.
- Ability to comprehend and implement duties and responsibilities in Human Services fieldwork.
- Emotional and behavioral self-regulation sufficient to carry out the duties and responsibilities in Human Services fieldwork placements.
- Character dispositions such as honesty, integrity, caring and empathy.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each HUM or EDU course in order to graduate.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate a knowledge base of theory specific to the social work discipline.
- Students will apply knowledge of theory to practice.
- Students will demonstrate awareness of the code of ethical conduct.
- Students will demonstrate cultural and diversity awareness and sensitivity to social justice.