ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE – HUMAN SERVICE TECHNICIAN

The program is designed for students interested in working with people as human service workers in diverse settings or prepares students for transfer into a four-year institution of higher learning.

Students interested in this area should have a strong desire to help others, be patient, understanding, and caring in dealing with others, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage time effectively, problem solving skills, and knowledge of community resources.

Career opportunities include:  employment in a wide variety of Human Service/Mental Health occupations. Employment in the field of human services is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations throughout the next decade due to population growth, increased demand for the care of the elderly and the disabled, and the disadvantaged. Job titles and duties in the human service field vary with the type of employer and the kinds of clients they serve. Examples of job titles include: social service technicians, case management aides, social work assistants residential counselors, mental health technicians, child abuse workers, community outreach workers and gerontology aides.

Settings that workers can be employed in include: group homes, mental retardation and community mental health centers, state, local and tribal government, programs for the elderly, hospitals, social service and mental health programs, facilities and programs for the developmentally disabled, special programs for alcoholics and drug abusers, child abuse, youth and family agencies, childcare and head start programs, and special education programs for children.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

ENGL 110         Composition I………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 cr.

ENGL 120         Composition II…………………………………………………………………………………………. 3 cr.

COMM 110       Fundamentals of Public Speaking………………………………………………………………… 3 cr.

MATH 102         Intermediate Algebra or higher……………………………………………………………………. 4 cr.

PSYC 100         First Year Learning Experience…………………………………………………………………… 3 cr.

SOC 120           Transitions-Graduation & Beyond………………………………………………………………… 2 cr.

NAS 101 or       Ochethi Sakowin Language I………………………………………………………………………. 3 cr.

NAS 103           Introduction to Ochethi Sakowin Language, Culture & History

CSCI 101          Introduction to Computers………………………………………………………………………….. 3 cr.

HUMANITIES or SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE……………………………………………………………. 3 cr.

NAS 204, NAS 208, CJ 202, CJ 206, CJ 208, CJ 254

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION…………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 cr.

                        Any two (2) one-hour courses or any one (1) two-hour course

LABORATORY SCIENCE – Choose any one (1) four-hour laboratory science course

                        BIOL 111 Concepts of Biology…………………………………………………………………….. 4 cr.

                        BIOL 150 General Biology I………………………………………………………………………… 4 cr.

                        BIOL 220 Anatomy & Physiology I……………………………………………………………….. 4 cr.

Total General Education Requirements…………………………………………………………………… 33 credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

HS 203             Interviewing…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 cr.

HS 204             Case Management…………………………………………………………………………………… 4 cr.

HS 211             Introduction to Addictions…………………………………………………………………………… 3 cr.

HS 220             Management and Administration in Human Services………………………………………… 3 cr.

HS 260             Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention…………………………………………………………… 3 cr.

HS 297             Human Services Internship…………………………………………………………………………. 3 cr.

PSYC 111         Introduction to Psychology………………………………………………………………………….. 3 cr.

PSYC 250         Developmental Psychology………………………………………………………………………… 3 cr.

SOC 220           The Family……………………………………………………………………………………………… 3 cr.

SWK 255          Social Work in a Modern Society…………………………………………………………………. 4 cr.

SWK 257          Human Behavior and the Social Environment I……………………………………………….. 3 cr.

Total Core Requirements…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36 cr.

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS………………………………………………………………………. 69 CREDITS