The Human Services A.S. degree program prepares students to transfer and earn a Baccalaureate degree in Social Work, Human Services, or a related area, by providing both professional and general education courses that parallel the first two years in a four-year institution. Students will explore the helping professions in the classroom and gain practical experience through internships at area agencies. Human Services/Social Work professionals find employment with various types of social agencies including child protection agencies, senior citizen centers, agencies serving handicapped persons, family counseling centers, hospitals, schools and probation departments.
(Housed in the Human Services Department)
1) Identify generic helping skills utilized in the Human Services field.
2) Demonstrate as appropriate the helping skills utilized in the Human Services field.
3) Assess when the various applications of the Human Services helping skills are used effectively in an agency setting.
4) Apply good judgment and professionalism as supported in the “Ethical Standards of Human Services Professionals” in areas similar to but not necessarily: basic client rights to privacy, effective treatment, or ethical issues.
5) Document behaviors accurately in cogently written statements.
6) Develop an action-oriented Human Services assessment.
7) Conduct a thorough study of a community agency (including mission statement, agency history, organizational structure, and funding).
8) Define the various roles of a Human Services worker in providing services to clients in community agencies.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC). Placement into ENG 101 or higher.
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
HUM 101 Introduction to Human Services **
HUM 111 Field Work in Human Services I **
MTH 160 Statistics
BIO 132 Lab to Accompany Human Machine
BIO 133 The Human Machine
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
HUM 102 Basic Helping Skills***
HUM 112 Field Work in Human Services II***
PSY 108 Fundamentals of APA Style
MATH/NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
THIRD SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
HUM 201 Models of Helping***
HUM 211 Field Work in Human Services III***
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
HUMAN SERVICES ELECTIVES****
HUMAN SERVICES ELECTIVES****
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
* For transfer to SUNY College, choose courses approved as meeting SUNY General Education Requirements.
** Program requirements are a passing grade of C- or higher.
*** HUM 106, HUM 116 can be substituted for HUM 102,112 or HUM 201,211.
****Select 2 of the following electives totaling 6 credits : Any ACD, ECE courses and HUM electives with the exception of HUM 100.