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Human Services-General Concentration AS

Human Services-General Concentration Overview (AS 2345)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education.aspx

Program Description

The traditional human services concentration will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a human services specialist in areas such as children’s services, family counseling, working with juveniles and adolescents, drug and alcohol abuse, the elderly, socially and economically handicapped, mentally or emotionally handicapped and others.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered on the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Dr. Suzie Duff, duffs@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3461

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in social service agencies, government and community agencies, drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facilities, group homes, nursing homes, and educational settings. Some job titles include: Outreach Worker, Youth Program Assistant, Mental Health Technician, Family Support Worker, Addictions Counselor, Job Coach, Behavioral Technician, Habilitation Coach, Residential Worker, and Team/Group Facilitator.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Science program in Human Services. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/bachelors/

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program.  For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 18)

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course form Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 42)

CLP2001Personality Development and Adjustment (AA)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1302Counseling and Interviewing (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1200Principles of Group Dynamics (AS)

3 Credits

GEY2000Gerontology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HUS1424Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person (AS)

3 Credits

Or

CLP2140Abnormal Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1850CField Work/internship In Human Services 1 (AS)

3 Credits

HUS2308Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice (AS)

3 Credits

HUS2851CField Work/internship In Human Services 2 (AS)

3 Credits

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2361Death and Dying (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2430Marriage and Family (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics-Area III

Term Two -Spring (Year One) (Credits: 12)

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1302Counseling and Interviewing (AS)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Term Three- Summer (Year One) (Credits: 12)

GEY2000Gerontology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HUS1424Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person (AS)

3 Credits

Or

CLP2140Abnormal Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

CLP2001Personality Development and Adjustment (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 or 2

3 credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Term One -Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

HUS1200Principles of Group Dynamics (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1850CField Work/internship In Human Services 1 (AS)

3 Credits

SYG2430Marriage and Family (AA)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two -Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

HUS2851CField Work/internship In Human Services 2 (AS)

3 Credits

SYG2361Death and Dying (AA)

3 Credits

HUS2308Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice (AS)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60