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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
The Human Services program is designed so students learn basic information about the human services industry. For persons already in the field, the Human Services program offers classes to upgrade current skills and abilities. Students can expect to learn both theoretical and practical skills in their classes.
Graduates are qualified for a variety of positions such as alcoholism/drug abuse assistant to counselors, directors of GED (General Education Development) tutoring programs, house parents, nursing home activity therapy assistants, caseworkers, corrections officers, vocational rehabilitation workers, teacher’s aides for exceptional children and personal assistants. These positions are available in the diverse areas like social welfare, mental health, juvenile and adult correctional programs, geriatrics, education, counseling and related fields in business, industry, and healthcare. Students may work after completion of their associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year college or university for continued study in a specialized area of human services.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of social and human service personnel is projected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020. Many of the job opportunities will arise from an increasing number of people retiring from the field. In addition, there will be keen competition in urban areas, but persons that have a postsecondary education will get the best opportunities.
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Services is a 64-credit-hour program designed for persons who would like a broad understanding of the human services field.
- Human Services: Addiction Studies Option (This program is only available at Forest Park)
Certificate of Specialization
- Human Services: Addictions Study
Persons interested in human services should possess:
- Good communication skills
- Good problem-solving skills
- Positive attitude about themselves and others
- Interest in working with others
- Work with a high degree of accuracy
- Supervisory and leadership skills
- A desire to teach
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Human Services (AAS)
|Program total||64 credits|
|I. Career General Education||30 credits|
|ENG:101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG:102||College Composition II (or)|
|SOC:101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|XXX:xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XXX:xxx||Science/Mathematics Requirements (MTH:100 or above; laboratory science course recommended||6|
|PSY:205||Human Growth and Development||3|
|II. Physical Education Activity||2 credits|
|III. Area of Concentration||24 credits|
|HMS:100||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HMS:101||Human Services: Theories and Skills||3|
|HMS:102||Human Services: Policy and Politics||3|
|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|
|Select one course from||3|
|HMS:111||Group Practice in Human Services|
|SOC:103||Human Behavior at Work and in Business|
|IV. Electives||8 credits|
|Recommended electives include courses with prefixes HMS, SOC, PSY, ECE, CRJ as well as computer, business and personal development courses related to the human services field.|
Course offerings depend on adequate enrollment.
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The Human Services program is based at our Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.