Human Services

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.

Associate of Applied Science

Human Services

(60 Semester Credit Hours)

  •  1st Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BST 1303
    CIS 1113 
    Introduction to Computers or Fundamental Computer Operation 
    ENGL 1013 Composition I 
    HS 1113  Introduction to Human Services 
    HS 1123  Communications and Interviewing 
    PSY 2003  General Psychology 
    Total Hours   15 
  •  2nd Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BST 1043  Professional Communication 
    ENGL 1023  Composition II
    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 
    Total Hours   15 
  •  3rd Semester

    Course # Course Name Hours
    BST 1033  Administrative Support Procedures   3
    HS 2113 Cultural Diversity 
    HS 2123  Group Processes
    (prerequisite: HS 1213) 
    TMAT 1203  Technical Mathematics II
    (or higher math) 
    3 Hours  Approved elective 
    Total Hours   15 
  •  4th Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BST 1053  Spreadsheets 
    BST 2153  Database Management 
    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 Hours   15 

Standard approved electives:  (LE 2013, LE 2113, HSCI 1113, EMTP 2113, SOC/CJ 2033, PSY 3003, or PSY 3813.  Any other courses must be approved by Program Chair.