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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Human Services
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5501
Chairperson: Maryanne C. Pepe

Brahan Hall, Room 008, (518) 629-7341

Human Services is a challenging career field that provides the opportunity for helping people with social, behavioral or mental health problems. This two-year program is designed for those interested in working in the fields of developmental disabilities, mental health, adolescent and youth services, gerontology, community services and social welfare.

Applicants are selected and retained on the basis of personal characteristics required for success in this field, as well as an expressed interest in dealing with social problems and working with people. This program provides field experiences in settings such as group homes, social services agencies, homes for older adults, youth care institutions, and public schools. The major equips students for employment in these agencies and also prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs. Degree requirements can be fulfilled through evening course offerings.

Recommended Minimum Requirements
PROGRAM REQUIRMENTS ENTRY TERM SPECIAL NOTES H.S. AVERAGE
1 unit of any math, including GED math Fall and Spring   70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $595.

Associate in Applied Science
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*
 

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 102** College Forum (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102*** English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104*** English Composition II: Writing About Literature
HUSV 100 Social Service Systems 3
HUSV 105**** Human Development and the Family 3
HUSV 109**** Orientation to Fieldwork 1
HUSV 110**** Human Service Skills 3
HUSV 200 Interviewing and Techniques of Communication 3
HUSV 205 Introduction to Social Group Work 3
HUSV 240 Professionalism in a Diverse Society 3
HUSV 250 Human Services Practicum 8
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
  (1) Biology Elective 3
  (2) Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  (3) Mathematics Elective 3
  (4) Restricted Electives 6
  Free Electives 6
Total Credits Required 60

* or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

** Required of first-time, full-time students.

*** This requirement may be waived based on department chair approval of completion of a bachelor's degree.

**** A grade of "C" is required for program completion.

(1) Course must be designated as an "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences - Science" course with the BIOL subject code.

(2) Course must be designated as an "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences" course.

(3) Course must be designated as an "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics" course and be MATH 120 or above.

(4) Any CDEP or HUSV course.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
HUSV 100 Social Service Systems 3
HUSV 105 Human Development and the Family 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  Biology Elective 3
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
HUSV 109 Orientation to Fieldwork 1
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
  Mathematics Elective 3
  Restricted Electives 6
  Term Total 16
THIRD TERM
HUSV 110 Human Service Skills 3
HUSV 200 Interviewing and Techniques of Communication 3
HUSV 205 Introduction to Social Group Work 3
  Free Electives 6
  Term Total 15
FOURTH TERM
HUSV 240 Professionalism in a Diverse Society 3
HUSV 250 Human Services Practicum 8
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  Term Total 14