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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 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 3   ENG 112
or
SPD 103
or 
SPD 108
Technical Writing I
or
Public Speaking 
or 
Introduction to Human Communication
3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3   PSY 101 General Psychology 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
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 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   PSY 212 Interviewing and 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


Select another course from the following list: 

Mathematics


Free Electives (10-12 Credits)


Electives should be selected in consultation with a transfer advisor and the transfer institution. If the student is planning on transferring, please review the A.S. Option in Human Services . **HST 269 - Human Services Internship I  is strongly recommended for all qualified students. Some additional recommended courses are listed below:

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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