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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2014-2015 Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2014-2015 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.

Program Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Mathematics 3   Gen Ed ENG 112 - Technical Writing, SPD 103 - Public Speaking or SPD 108 - Introduction to Human Communication 3
Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3   Gen Ed PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
Gen Ed Arts & Humanities Gen Ed 3   Gen Ed Diversity Gen Ed 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 Gen Ed 4   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   HST 269 Human Services Internship I 4
HST 207 Social Work with Individuals 3   Elective Choose in consultation with Advisor 4
Elective Choose in consultation with advisor 3        
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   14

General Education Requirements (21-22 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science


Select one additional course from the following:


Electives (7-8 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 . Some recommended courses are listed below:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


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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