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Human Services - General (HSAA1)

Award: Associate in applied science degree
Program location: Fort Omaha Campus

This degree prepares students for entry-level positions in public and private community agencies and institutions involved with helping professions. Human services workers are prepared to work as a team member, generally working under the direction of a professional, in providing help to the client. The Council for Standards in Human Services Education accredits the Human Services program.

Graduation Requirements

General education

 27.0

Major requirements

 81.5–83.5

Total credit hours required

 108.5–110.5

 

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)

Social sciences

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Other

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

Mathematics or Financial Literacy

4.5

Communications

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

It is important for students in the Human Services program to take both English requirements in the first two quarters of the program.

Major requirements for Human Services (81.5-83.5 credit hrs.)

Some courses may be taken pass/fail without tests for continuing education units (CEUs) in various professions without pursuing a degree in the program.

Students must submit documentation that verifies current certification in adult CPR and basic first aid before participating in practicum courses. EMSP 1010 Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED is offered through MCC as a 1.0 credit hour course. The coordinator of practicum education completes registration in practicum courses.

PSYC 2150/SOCI 2150 and PSYC 2450/SOCI 2450 are cross-listed classes.

 

HMSV 1010Introduction to Human ServicesONLINE

4.0

HMSV 1110Interpersonal Communication SkillsONLINE

3.5

HMSV 1120Helping Skills and Techniques

3.5

HMSV 1130Introduction to Counseling Theories

3.5

HMSV 1140Assessment, Case Planning, and ManagementONLINE

4.5

HMSV 1150Community Resources

4.5

HMSV 2050Professional Ethics and IssuesONLINE

2.0

HMSV 2110Group Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2120Social Services Policy

4.5

HMSV 2150Multicultural Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2250Survey of Exceptional Populations

4.5

HMSV 2310Prepracticum

2.5

HMSV 2450Crisis Intervention

3.0

HMSV 2991Practicum I - General Human Services

5.0

HMSV 2992Practicum II - General Human Services

5.0

HMSV 2993Practicum III - General Human Services

5.0

PSYC 1120Human Growth and DevelopmentONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2350Fundamentals of Abnormal PsychologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 1010Introduction to SociologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Select one of the following suggested courses:

ENGL 2210Grant Writing

4.5

HMRL 1050Leadership: Training and Skill Development

4.5

HMSV 1160Medical and Social Aspects of AddictionsONLINE

4.5

HMSV 2130Treatment Issues in Chemical DependencyONLINE

4.0

HMSV 2140Family Therapy

4.0

HMSV 2160Advanced Group Skills

4.5

PSYC 1110Parenting and Family Problem SolvingONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2140Behavior Modification and Principles of LearningONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2150Survey of Human SexualityONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2150Survey of Human SexualityONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2450Social PsychologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2450Social PsychologyONLINE

4.5

SLIS 1010American Sign Language I

6.0

SOCI 1050Sociology of HealthcareONLINE

4.5

SOCI 1250Introduction to AnthropologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2050Current Social ProblemsONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2060Multicultural IssuesONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2110Introduction to GerontologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2160Marital and Family RelationshipsONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2311Juvenile JusticeONLINE

4.5

SPAN 1050Spanish for Business IONLINE

4.5

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers in human services after two years of full-time study.

First year

First quarter

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Mathematics or Financial Literacy

4.5

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18.0

Second quarter

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMSV 1010Introduction to Human ServicesONLINE

4.0

HMSV 1110Interpersonal Communication SkillsONLINE

3.5

SOCI 1010Introduction to SociologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:16.5

Third quarter

HMSV 1120Helping Skills and Techniques

3.5

HMSV 1140Assessment, Case Planning, and ManagementONLINE

4.5

HMSV 1150Community Resources

4.5

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:17.0

Fourth quarter

HMSV 1130Introduction to Counseling Theories

3.5

HMSV 2050Professional Ethics and IssuesONLINE

2.0

HMSV 2150Multicultural Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2310Prepracticum

2.5

PSYC 1120Human Growth and DevelopmentONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:17.0

Second year

Fifth quarter

HMSV 2110Group Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2250Survey of Exceptional Populations

4.5

HMSV 2450Crisis Intervention

3.0

HMSV 2991Practicum I - General Human Services

5.0

Total Credit Hours:17.0

Sixth quarter

HMSV 2120Social Services Policy

4.5

HMSV 2992Practicum II - General Human Services

5.0

PSYC 2350Fundamentals of Abnormal PsychologyONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:14.0

Seventh quarter

HMSV 2993Practicum III - General Human Services

5.0

Other requirements

4.0-6.0

Total Credit Hours:9.0-11.0

Individuals considering a degree or employment in the human services or chemical dependency fields should be aware of strict practicum qualifications. Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services checks are conducted before practicum placement is offered. The College reserves the right to share the results of any such investigation with any institution at which students intend to participate in a practicum experience. This practice is consistent with Nebraska state statutes.  Consult the Human Services program manual for other prerequisites to practicum placement.