2018-2019

Associate in Science

Human Services - Pre-Social Work and Counseling

This Option will prepare students to work in community social service agencies.  Graduates work as paraprofessionals in group homes, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other social services agencies.  Paraprofessional job titles include casework aide, clinical social work aide, family service assistant, social work assistant, addictions counselor assistant.  The curriculum provides basic courses for the first two years of a four-year curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in social work or counseling. 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.

Upon successful completion of the program students will

  • Apply knowledge acquired in the classroom in a professional, legal, and ethical manner while interning in a social services agency.
  • Complete components of a psycho-social assessment and diagnose using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Complete a social service agency profile to determine which client population it serves.
  • Assess research on historical social work and counseling methods as related to present day practices.

Note:

A.  Placement for HS 207 and HS 208, the Human Services Program Field Experience I and II course sequence, will be in a social service agency.

B.  PCCC requires two (2) Writing Intensive courses in order to graduate.


General Education Requirements(31 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 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 (9 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3
General Education (6 credits)
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3
SO 105 Social Problems 3

Core Requirements(17 credits)

Code Name Credits
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 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

Option Requirements(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3
PS 203 Abnormal Psychology 3
SO 203 Sociology of the Family 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 204 Group Dynamics 3.0
HS 207 Human Services Program Field Experience I 4.0
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3.0
SO 105 Social Problems 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
HS 208 Human Services Program Field Experience II 4.0
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3.0
PS 203 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
SO 203 Sociology of the Family 3.0
Total 13.0