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Transfer Programs
Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General Studies and a specialization in Human Services
Length: 
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the helping fields related to human services or for transfer to a bachelor degree program.

Occupational Objectives: 

Employment opportunities for graduates in Human Services include staff positions in hospitals, mental health clinics, group homes, training centers and community service agencies.  Graduates may transfer to a four-year college or university for bachelor degrees in fields such as social work, psychology, special education, counseling, and human services.

Program Requirements:

Human Services course work prepares students for entry-level positions in the human services field or transfer to a bachelor degree program. Through courses and a field placement in agencies, students develop skills and knowledge in working with people with physical and psychiatric disabilities, adolescents, the aged, the substance abuser, and the child or adult in crisis.  

Articulation Options:  

The ancillary benefit of this AAS degree in Human Services at WCC are the articulation agreements the college has with senior institutions that award baccalaureate degrees in the Human Services field. 

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 (HMS 100, HMS 121, HMS 122), 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.

 

Other Information: 

 

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Elective2
2

Courses may be chosen from the Science General Electives.

Lab Science 3 1 4
Elective3
3

Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.

Social Science/History 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 1 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HMS 228 Productive Problem-Solving 3 0 3
MTH 1574
4

Students may substitute MTH 152. Check with your advisor. 

Elementary Statistics 3 0 3
Elective2 Lab Science 3 1 4
Elective3 Social Science/History 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 1 16
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
HMS 121 Basic Counseling Skills I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
Elective3 Social Science 3 0 3
Elective3 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HLT/PED5
5

Students may choose a health, physical education, or recreation course that promotes physical & emotional well-being.

Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
HMS 122 Basic Counseling Skills II 3 0 3
HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services 3 0 3
Elective1
1

Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Elective1 Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
Elective3 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Notes:

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