2018-2019

Associate in Science

Human Services - Generalist

The Associate in Science Human Services Degree is designed for students who intend to pursue baccalaureate education in Human Services, Psychology, or Social Work. The Generalist Program serves to integrate introductory studies of Mental Health, Addictions, and Gerontology within one program. This degree provides the student with the 270 hours of course work required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification and the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensure. It also is designed to provide an opportunity for students who seek entry-level employment in public and private community agencies and institutions involved in social work professions.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to client contact within a social services setting.
  • Perform professionally, legally and ethically, displaying cultural competence, according to the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals.
  • Complete a Mental Status Exam paragraph and a Treatment Plan including a diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Define the Agency’s service delivery methods and which services are offered to meet the needs of the Agency’s client population.
  • Apply research concepts to historical and current practice related to the human service profession.              
  • Demonstrate values and attitudes necessary to work in the human services profession.
  • Recognize the social issues facing the aging, the mentally ill, and those suffering from addictions.

Note:

A. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

B. Requirements for CADC/LCADC certification:

  • 270 educational hours* in alcohol and drug domains
  • 3000 hours of supervised work experience
  • 300 hours of supervised practical training
  • Participation in alcohol and drug abuse self-help meetings
  • Successful completion of an oral and a written examination

*Educational hours are provided within specific courses.

C. For generalist option, students interested in CACD should have field placement in a substance abuse facility.  For all other generalist option students, field placements will be in general social service agencies.  


General Education(31 credits)

Code Name Credits
General Education (6 credits)
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3
SO 105 Social Problems 3
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3

Core(29 credits)

Code Name Credits
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 111 Introduction to Mental Health 3
HS 203 Counseling Techniques 3
HS 204 Group Dynamics 3
HS 207 Human Services Program Field Experience I 4
HS 208 Human Services Program Field Experience II 4
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3
HS 213 Contemporary Issues of Aging 3

Total Credits 60


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 100 Human Biology 4.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
HS 203 Counseling Techniques 3.0
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 16.0
Third Semester Credits
HS 111 Introduction to Mental Health 3.0
HS 204 Group Dynamics 3.0
HS 207 Human Services Program Field Experience I 4.0
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
SO 105 Social Problems 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
HS 208 Human Services Program Field Experience II 4.0
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3.0
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3.0
HS 213 Contemporary Issues of Aging 3.0
Total 13.0