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Human Services
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

This program prepares students for employment in agencies, schools and centers that value paraprofessionals who bring to the job a combination of college course work and human services field experience.

Human Services graduates assist professionals in all kinds of positions where people help people. These include community and social welfare agencies, mental health and social service agencies, community organizations, habilitation and rehabilitation agencies, day care centers and nursery schools, elementary and secondary schools, and geriatric services.

The A.A.S. program is flexible so that the students may choose the courses that are most appropriate to their interests and career goals.

Students must be qualified (by Accuplacer) to take ENG 101 in order to register for HUM 101 and HUM 111. There is an extended option for students taking Transitional Studies courses in reading/writing.

A minimum grade of C- or higher is required in all HUM courses to graduate from the program.

(Housed in the Human Services Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 17 -18 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
HUM 101 Introduction to Human Services **AND 4
HUM 111 Field Work in Human Services I** 2
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher 3- 4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION 2
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3
Total17 -18
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
HUM 102 Basic Helping Skills*** AND 4
HUM 112 Field Work in Human Services II*** 2
PSY 108 Fundamentals of APA Style 1
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*6
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE* 6
HUM 201 Models of Helping**** AND 4
HUM 211 Field Work in Human Services III**** 2
ELECTIVE 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Total18
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HUM 202 Human Service Systems**** AND 4
HUM 212 Field Work in Human Services IV****2
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*6
ELECTIVE3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS66 -67

For transfer to SUNY College, choose courses approved as meeting SUNY General Education Requirements.

* Recommended Courses: PSY 101, SOC 101

** Program requirements are a passing grade of C- or higher.

*** HUM 106,116 can be substituted.

**** HUM 106, 116 can be substituted or a student may substitute any 2 of the following electives totaling 6 credits for HUM 201, 211 or HUM 202,212: Any ECE, ACD courses and HUM electives with the exception of HUM 100.
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