General Option A.A.S.

Degree Name: General Option A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Human Service
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
This program provides a basic social science framework and perspective for a career in human services and upgrading current skills.

Persons interested in this program should enjoy working with people. They should possess good verbal and oral communications and problem solving skills and have a positive attitude about themselves and others.

Graduates are qualified for positions as alcoholism education counselors, directors of GED (General Education Development) tutoring programs, house parents, nursing home activity directors, case workers, corrections officers, and vocational rehabilitation workers, teacher's aides for exceptional children and personnel assistants. Graduates are prepared for positions in social welfare, mental health, juvenile and adult correction, geriatrics, education, counseling, and related fields in business and industry.
General Education Requirements: 24-25
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 105 or higher

Applied Math or higher

3-4

Communication ENG 101
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
Business Writing
Oral Communications 

3
3

3

Social Science

HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
POL 102

US History to 1877
US History since 1877
US History since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government

3

Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, or PHY 3
Humanities Any Humanities 3
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 28
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3
HMS 101 Theories and Skills 3
HMS 102 Policy and Politics 3
HMS 111 Group Practice in Human Services 3
  HMS 201 Human Services Practicum I* 3
HMS 202 Human Services Practicum II* 3
HMS 203 Human Services Practicum Seminar I 3
HMS 204 Human Services Practicum Seminar II 3
HMS 298 Human Services Capstone 1
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ELECTIVE COURSES - pick three 9
Any CRJ 3
Any HMS 3
Any PSY 3
Any SOC 3
Any computer course or business course approved by the HMS program coordinator 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 61-62

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Monday-Friday
7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

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636-922-8398