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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied 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.

Students in this program may be subject to drug testing and criminal background checks at their own expense. Results must be shared with the Department Chairperson and internship site. If the internship site determines the student is not eligible for that placement, the student may be unable to complete degree requirements.

Program Entrance Requirements

Program Requirements Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of any math, including GED math Fall and Spring   70 or above

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.
*** This requirement may be waived based on department chair approval of completion of a bachelor’s degree.
**** A grade of “C” is required for program completion.

(1) Biology Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as an “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences - Science” course with the BIOL subject code.

(2) Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as an “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” course.

(3) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as an “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics” course and be MATH 120  or above.

(4) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

Any CDEP or HUSV course.

Total Credits Required: 60

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

Term Total: 15

Second Term

Term Total: 16

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 14

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