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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, A.S.

Associate in 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.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
None Fall and Spring   N/A

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

Total Credits Required: 60

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first-time, full-time students.
*** A grade of “C” or better is required for program completion.
****This requirement may be waived based on department chair approval of completion of a bachelor’s degree.

(1) Science Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(2) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(3) Restricted Electives Credits: 9

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, three of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: AH, WC, OC, AR, FL or HU. If all SUNY General Education Requirements are met, one restricted elective may be replaced with a free elective.

Total Credits Required: 60