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Human Services, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_HUSV

Control Number: 18220

Financial Aid Eligible

This major prepares students to work in the expanding field of human services, a growing profession in response to the human needs and problems in the 21st century. It provides a general background for work with families, children, and adults and offers the student a pathway to pursue an associate or bachelor level degree. Individuals with a major in Human Services can enhance their professional helping skills, offering them greater work opportunities as social-service technicians, case management aides, mental health technicians, gerontology aides, special-education teacher aides, and residential managers. Additionally, police officers, firefighters, military counselors, and others dealing with the public will benefit from the program training. The major exposes the student to the most current thinking in the field, hands-on experience, and community networking.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize human services helping skills and resources to enhance career prospects.
  2. Demonstrate intervention skills within fields of human services.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
HSVC C100Introduction to Human Services3
HSVC C101Helping Theories and Intervention Strategies3
HSVC C102Introduction to Crisis Intervention3
HSVC C104Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse3
HSVC C273Human Services Practicum3
Program Electives
Select one of the following:3
Care of Frail Elderly
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Case Management
Cultural Diversity in Human Services
Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging
Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging
Introduction to Psychology
Child Growth and Development
Psychology of Aging
Psychology of Aging
Introduction to Sociology
Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
Introduction to Aging Studies
Introduction to Aging Studies
Units Required for Major18
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC patternVaries
Electives to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60