Ozark Catalog
Technical Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
Associate of General Studies

Human Services

Program Chair
Lynn Washington
Technology and Academic Support Bldg.
(479) 508-3319

Human services assistants are involved in providing direct and indirect services in public and private agencies by assisting individuals, families and groups to meet human needs. Human needs may be social, emotional, behavioral, environmental, and vocational or health related. These services generally require interaction with clients and are of a “helping nature."

Graduates of this program will be trained to work in a variety of support service settings, such as senior citizen centers, correctional facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation programs, childcare development centers, departments of human services and non-profit agencies specializing in these services. The graduate will be trained to provide generic therapeutic, supportive and preventive services for people with emotional, developmental, social or physical problems in a variety of social or human service settings. These individuals will also be equipped to match clients with the appropriate services, advocate for clients, and provide administrative support to agencies.

Human Services

Curriculum in Human Services Associate of Applied Science Degree
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
HS 1113 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 1123 Communications and Interviewing 3
PSY 2003 General Psychology 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BST 1043 Professional Communication 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
HS 1213 Skills and Theories in Human Services
(prerequisite: HS 1123)
HS 1223 Systems, Processes, and Case Management
(prerequisite: HS 1113)
SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
EMTP 1003 Medical First Responder or approved elective 3
HS 2113 Cultural Diversity 3
HS 2123 Group Processes
(prerequisite: HS 1213)
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
4th Semester
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 2153 Database Management 3
HS 2213 Management of Human Services Agencies
(prerequisite: HS 1213)
HS 2223 Fieldwork I
(prerequisites: HS 1223 and HS 2123)
HS 2233 Fieldwork II
(prerequisite: HS 1223 and HS 2123)
Total 15