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Human and Social Service

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
SWK121  Introduction to Social Welfare
ENG124  College Composition
SOC123  Dynamics of the Family
COM121  Effective Speaking
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
SWK124  Methods in Practice I
SWK224  Poverty in the U.S.
PSY121  General Psychology
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
BIO127  Human Biology
SWK130  Methods in Practice II
SWK126  Human Behavior and the Social Environment
MTH124  Statistics
SWK125  Substance Abuse
SWK225  Victimization and Crisis Intervention
PSC121  Political Science
BUS122  Basic Economics
SWK231  HSS Social Service Practicum/Seminar
GER121  Introduction to Gerontology
SWK127  Group Processes
Technical Electives


The human and social service program prepares students for employment as paraprofessionals in the field of social work. Career opportunities are in a wide range of human and social services.

The human services field is concerned with those services and occupations that provide for meeting the diverse needs of individuals and/or families for a more satisfying, self-sufficient way of life. Social services personnel must be knowledgeable about and sensitive to the unique needs and cultural diversity of people of all ages and socioeconomic circumstances. Students participate in a supervised practicum as well as classroom instruction to help develop and enhance professional skills.

All students in the HSST program are required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal background checks may prevent placements, program completion and potential employment in the field.