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
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
TOTAL CREDITS 68
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.