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Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies and a specialization in Community and Provider Services
Four-semester (two-year) program

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in supporting those with mental illness and intellectual deficits. Fieldwork experience will  provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, social services, rehabilitation,and educational agencies that provide services and support to individuals with behavioral and intellectual disabilities within a community or institutional setting.

Occupational Objectives: 

This degree will prepare current licensed providers and students who wish to become licensed providers with essential knowledge to support people with all types of disabilities under the new waiver program. Students with this degree will be prepared to meet the training requirements to support people with disabilities in most levels of the new waiver redesign. Courses delivers to providers needed knowledge to supervise support workers in their program. These disabilities studied include individuals diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and Dually Diagnosed individuals with co-morbid disabilities. Also a course in positive behavior support techniques is part of this program. Course emphasis is not only on disabilities, but also on documentation, writing and communication skills, which are necessary to become a licensed provider in VA.

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the General Studies, Community and Provider Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Internship Requirements: Admission to HMS 290 (Coordinated Internship) is selective and must be approved by the internship coordinator. Eligibility is based on the following criteria: minimum GPA of 2.0, completion of course prerequisites (MEN 101, MEN 110, MEN 121) faculty recommendation, expected graduation date, and any relevant internship site requirements. Arrangements for the internship placement are made the semester prior to the one in which the student actually takes the class.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MEN 101 Mental Health Skill Training I 3 0 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 3 4
PSY 2003

Or Social Science Elective:  HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122, PLS 211, PLS 212, PSY 120, PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 230, PSY 235, PSY 270, SOC 200, SOC 215

Principles of Psychology 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 3 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MEN 122 Intellectual Disabilities II 3 0 3
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning 3 0 3
BIO 102 General Biology II 3 3 4
SOC 2003 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
MEN 195 Topics In Pharmacology & Drug Abuse 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
SOC 2153 Sociology of the Family 3
PSY 2153 Abnormal Psychology 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 0 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HMS 150 Activities Documentation & Programming 3 0 3
HMS 190 / HMS 290HH Coordinated internship or Coordinated Internship in Human ServicesCC 333

Transfer Humanities Electives:  ART 101, CST 151, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, PHI 220,  REL 200, REL 210

Transfer Elective (HUM 100 or ART 101)TT 333 0 333
ElectiveEE1 Transfer Elective (PHI 101 or REL 200)TT 333 0 333
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
ElectiveEE3 Social ScienceSS 333 0 333
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 1005 0 1338


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