Human Services, Associate in Applied Science
Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec
This program provides students with a basic social science framework and perspective for pursuing a career in human services. The program also provides currently employed human service workers the opportunity to upgrade their skills and abilities. Students are taught a specific body of theoretical knowledge and practice skills.
They are introduced to human service organizations and resources designed to meet human needs. Students learn to identify various helping strategies and techniques for working with people.
Persons interested in this program should enjoy working with people. They should possess good communications and problem solving skills and have a positive attitude about themselves and others.
Graduates are qualified for positions as alcoholism/drug abuse assistant to counselors, directors of GED (General Education Development) tutoring programs, house parents, nursing home activity therapy assistants, case workers, corrections officers, vocational rehabilitation workers, teacher’s aides for exceptional children and personnel assistants. These positions are available in the areas of social welfare, mental health, juvenile and adult correctional programs, geriatrics, education, counseling and related fields in business, industry and health care.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||College Composition II||3|
|or ENG 103||Report Writing|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XXX xxx||Humanities Requirements||6|
|XXX xxx||Science/Mathematics Requirements 1||6|
|PSY 200||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 205||Human Growth and Development||3|
|Physical Education Activity|
|Select 2 credit hours||2|
|HMS 100||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HMS 101||Human Services: Theories and Skills||3|
|HMS 102||Human Services: Policy and Politics||3|
|HMS 201||Workplace Learning I: Human Services||3|
|HMS 202||Workplace Learning II: Human Services||3|
|HMS 203||Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar I||3|
|HMS 204||Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar II||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Group Practice in Human Services|
|The Sociology of Human Relations|
|Work and Society|
|Recommended electives include courses with prefixes HMS, SOC, PSY, ECE, CRJ as well as computer, business and personal development courses related to the human services field.|
|Total Credit Hours||64|
MTH 108 or above; laboratory science course recommended