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.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
XXX xxxHumanities Requirements6
XXX xxxScience/Mathematics Requirements 16
PSY 200General Psychology3
PSY 205Human Growth and Development3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
HMS 100Introduction to Human Services3
HMS 101Human Services: Theories and Skills3
HMS 102Human Services: Policy and Politics3
HMS 201Workplace Learning I: Human Services3
HMS 202Workplace Learning II: Human Services3
HMS 203Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar I3
HMS 204Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar II3
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 Hours64

MTH 108 or above; laboratory science course recommended