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Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

Associate in Science

Social and Human Services

HUS-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Cheryl Kerr, Program Director, 727-341-3736

Program Summary

Human services professionals are front-line workers in their community. They work in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve their quality of life, assist and support them through difficult times, or access additional resources and services. They assist other workers, such as counselors, therapists, social workers, or case managers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Our programs help students gain the needed skills to enter and succeed in this field. Our programs:
o Prepare students for quick entry-level employment
o Provide the educational/training hours necessary to obtain certain state certifications.
o Offer major core courses taught by instructors with experience and expertise in their field.
o Offer sub plan options for students to specialize in a preferred area of study.
o Reflect an interdisciplinary approach to psychology, mental health, addictions, counseling, social work, sociology, community health and youth development
o Emphasize interviewing/assessing, community outreach, addiction counseling, intervention techniques, knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive behavior patterns, communication skills, professional responsibility, and professional and ethical conduct.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1351150400:

Federal CIP Code

44.0000: Human Services, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Case Manager
  • Client Advocate
  • Community Health Worker
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Eligibility Counselor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Gerontology Aide
  • Group Home Worker
  • Home Health Aid
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Intake Interviewer
  • Juvenile Court Liaison
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Residential Counselor
  • Social Services Specialist
  • Social Services Technician
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Technician
  • Victim Advocate
  • Youth Worker

Admission Rules

It is highly recommended that before entering the human services program students complete CGS 1070 or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement. General education and support courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Program courses may be taken concurrently with general education and support courses. Please see an Academic Advisor at the St. Petersburg Gibbs campus or the Program Director.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

SUPPORT COURSES
Ethics (Select 3 credits)

Studies in Applied Ethics
3
Honors Studies in Applied Ethics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Psychology (Select 3 credits)

General Psychology
3
Honors General Psychology
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 30 credits

Introduction to Intra and Inter-Personal Processes
3
Principles of Substance Abuse
3
Principles and Strategies for Human Services
3
Domestic Abuse and Family Violence
1
Basic Counseling Skills
3
Theories and Foundations of Crisis Intervention
1
Dual Diagnosis I
2
Building Stronger Families and Communities
3
Practices for Working With Dysfunctional Family Systems
2
Social Services and the Disenfranchised
3
Dynamics of Groups and Group Counseling
3
Co-op Work Experience in Human Services
3

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 12 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Generalist/Social Services (SOC)

Strategies for Building Self Esteem
3
Survey Developmental Disabilities
3
Studies in Behavioral Modification
3
3
Any HUS prefix course not already completed for this program.

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Addiction Studies (ADS)

Issues in Addiction Prevention
2
HIV/AIDS & Drug Crisis
2
Evaluation of Treatment Environments
3
OR
Methods for Identification and Intervention in Substance Abuse
3
Treatment and Resources in Substance Abuse
3
2
Any HUS prefix course not already completed for this program.

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Community Health Worker (CHW)

Issues in Community Health Services
3
Working with Families in the Perinatal Period
3
OR
Working with Families in the Early Childhood Period
3
6
Any HUS prefix course not already completed for this program.

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Youth Development Professional (YDP)

Principles and Best Practices in Afterschool Programs
3
Foundations of Youth Development
3
Studies in Behavioral Modification
3
3
Any HUS prefix course not already completed for this program.
60
Total Credits