Human Services - Child, Youth and Family Services

Join the front lines in the fight to aid at-risk children, youth and families. Our Human Services-Children, Youth and Family Services Concentration associate degree program opens doors to such human service roles as intake work, crisis intervention, consumer advocacy, residential counseling and more. 

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs;
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups;
  • Explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems;
  • Assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.

Accreditation

Our Human Services A.A.S. program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education effective May 2013 through May 2018.

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Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CJS-235 The Juvenile Justice System 3
HSW-101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSW-102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
HSW-105/SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
HSW-130 or HSW-155 H Introduction to Youth and Family or Introduction to Aging 3
HSW-202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW-203/PSY-203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW-205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW-210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW-211 Human Services Practicum II 6
HSW-216/PSY-216 Assessment Techniques for Child/Youth 3
HSW-220 Introduction to Adjunctive Therapies 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY-215 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HSW-101 Introduction to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
HSW-130 Introduction to Youth and Family 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
HSW/PSY-203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW-102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
HSW/SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
HSW-216 Assessment/Tech for Child/Youth 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW-205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW-210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
PSY-217 Drugs: Use and Abuse 3
HSW-220 Introduction to Adjunctive Therapies 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-211 Human Services Practicum II 6
PSY-215 Abnormal Psychology 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-101 Introduction to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HSW/SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-130 Introduction to Youth and Family 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HSW/PSY-203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW-216 Assessment/Tech for Child/Youth 3
PSY-217 Drugs: Use and Abuse 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-220 Introduction to Adjunctive Therapies 3
HSW-205 Volunteer Administration 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-211 Human Services Practicum II 6

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
PSY-215 Abnormal Psychology 3