ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN
HUMAN SERVICES: DISABILITIES STUDIES?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
A rewarding career: Provide social, educational and psychological support to persons with disabilities.
Online and evening classes: Keep your full-time job while you study.
Formalize your skill set by earning an AAS degree.
This program focuses on the nature, meaning and consequences of what it is to be defined as disabled. Students learn to identify helping strategies while exploring the various dynamics of disability:
Students learn both theoretical and practical skills, including:
- Disability rights
- Legal issues
- Public policy
- Literature, Philosophy, the Arts
- Research in the social sciences
- Health sciences addressing social and experiential aspects of disability.
Practicum: STLCC seeks to offer a variety of workplace learning opportunities to enable students to develop specific skill sets. Possible areas of focus include: children, community engagement, substance abuse, and the elderly.
Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services
St. Louis Association of Community Organizations
Missouri Association for Social Welfare
Networking: Students are introduced to a wide range of human service organizations and the resources needed to serve their clients with disabilities. Through membership in industry organizations and participation in conferences, students have the opportunity to build important social and professional networks on a local, state and national basis.
Stackable: If you’ve earned a certificate of specialization or a certificate of proficiency in Addictions Study, some of those credits can apply towards your AAS degree.
More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.
To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here
Jobs in this field are often obtained through word-of-mouth. For this reason STLCC faculty members work to provide students with the opportunity to establish relationships within the industry though participation in conferences and membership in key organizations.
- Assistant to Drug Abuse Counselor
- Assistant to Alcoholism Abuse Counselor
- Directors of GED Tutoring Program
- Case Worker
- Corrections Officer
- Vocational Rehabilitation Worker
- Social Welfare Agencies
- Mental Health Agencies
- Vocational Rehab Facilities
- Day Care
- Supported Living
- Counseling Facilities
- Juvenile and Adult Correctional Programs
STLCC Career and Employment Services (CES): On each campus CES offices provide services and resources to assist students and alumni in finding full-time or part-time, on-campus or off-campus, internship or co-op, permanent, seasonal or temporary employment. CES also assists employers who are looking for qualified applicants. CLICK HERE
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Human Services: Disabilities Studies (AAS)
|Associate in Applied Science Degree|
|Program total||65-66 credits|
|I. Career General Education||30-31 credits|
|ENG:101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG:102||College Composition II (or)|
|SOC:101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|PSY:205||Human Growth and Development||3|
|XXX:xxx||Science/Math Electives (Math 100 or above;|
|lab science course recommended)||6-7|
|XXX:xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|II. Physical Education Activity||2 credits|
|III. Area of Concentration||27 credits|
|HMS:119||Introduction to the Field of Disabilities||3|
|HMS:120||Team Building: Working with Care Givers||3|
|HMS:121||Working with Challenging Behaviors||3|
|HMS:122||Health Issues and Persons with Disabilities (or)|
|HMS:118||Aging and Disabilities||3|
|HMS:123||Inclusion in the Community|
|HMS:201||Workplace Learning: Human Services I||3|
|HMS:202||Workplace Learning: Human Services II||3|
|HMS:203||Human Services Practicum Seminar I||3|
|HMS:204||Human Services Practicum Seminar II||3|
|IV. Electives||6 credits|
|HMS:101||Human Services: Theory and Skills||3|
|HMS:110||Introduction to Gerontology||3|
|HMS:112||Interviewing in the Helping Relationship||3|
|IS:103||Information Systems for Business||3|
We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here
STLCC’s Human Services Advisory Committee brings together top industry professionals. Advisory Board members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.
National Organization for Human Services
The Human Services: Disabilities Studies program is offered at our Forest Park campus. In addition students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.