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2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Technician, A.A.S.


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The Human Services Technician Program provides training for a variety of careers in social services, community self-help, and volunteer agencies at the paraprofessional or technical level. While most of the courses are transferable to a four-year liberal arts program, students who wish to transfer should discuss their career goals with an academic advisor.

  • View the Human Services Fact Sheet.
  • Please see HST Coordinator to discuss how the HST degrees meet the requirements of the state of Maryland for certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Trainee under Option A.

Program Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition
*(ENG 101E  is an approved substitution for ENG 101) 
3   ENG 112 Technical Writing 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3   SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3   Gen Ed Diversity 3
HST 103 Introduction to Human Services and Social Work 3   HEA 105 First Aid 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3   HST 208 Social Work with Groups 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science 3   PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 204 Developmental Psychology:  Lifespan Human Development 3   CDC 203 Ethics in Counseling 3
HST 201 Understanding Diversity in the Helping Profession 3   Elective Choose in consultation with advisor 4
HST 207 Social Work with Individuals 3   Elective Choose in consultation with advisor 3
Elective Choose in consultation with advisor 3   Elective Choose in consultation with advisor 2
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (21-23 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/Physical Science


Diversity


English


* A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101 and ENG-101E

Mathematics


Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


Note:


Students who have been convicted of certain crimes may be precluded from employment in this field and may affect internship placement. Please discuss concerns with the program coordinator.

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