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Human Services-Youth Development Concentration AS

Human Services-Youth Development Concentration Overview (AS 2374)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

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

Program Description

This degree program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a youth worker in areas such as afterschool programs, community-based, residential, group home and other youth environments. Course content includes youth development, group dynamics, best practices in youth programming, and supervised fieldwork experiences.

An important part of the program at Palm Beach State is the supervised field work experience that the student receives in an agency, organization or program of his/her choice.

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 at 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, group homes, afterschool programs and educational settings. Some job titles include: Outreach Worker, Recreation Worker, Youth Program Assistant, Family Support Worker, Job 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)

CLP2140Abnormal Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

EDF1030Behavior Management In the Classroom (AA)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1620Principles and Best Practices In Afterschool Programs (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1203Principles of Group Facilitation (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1640Principles of Youth Work (AS)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1850CField Work/internship In Human Services 1 (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

Or

SYG2430Marriage and Family (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (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

HUS1640Principles of Youth Work (AS)

3 Credits

 

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

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1203Principles of Group Facilitation (AS)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics-Area III

 

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

CLP2140Abnormal Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

EDF1030Behavior Management In the Classroom (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

 

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

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

3 credits

HUS1620Principles and Best Practices In Afterschool Programs (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1850CField Work/internship In Human Services 1 (AS)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (AA)

3 Credits

 

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

SYG2430Marriage and Family (AA)

3 Credits

Or

SYG2361Death and Dying (AA)

3 Credits

HUS2851CField Work/internship In Human Services 2 (AS)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

 

Total Credit Hours: 60