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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Human Services - A.S.


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The Associate of Science in Human Services is a two-year program that focuses study on skills useful for work in fields of public service (community case management,  substance abuse counseling, etc), such as counseling, technology, writing and communications, client assessment, and community organizing.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that this field is anticipated to be among the fastest-growing fields of employment up until 2016.  With an A.S. degree, positions with social service agencies and non-profit organizations are available.  One can apply, with professional certification, for entry-level, assistant social worker positions in case management or counseling care teams.   This degree can act as a springboard into Bachelor degrees in human services, social work, education, psychology, law enforcement, early childhood development, nursing, and public health.

Transfer Options
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


History Credits


Choose six credits from the following options:

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective Credit: (1)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Median Level Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Level Salary with Bachelor Degree
Recreational Therapist $39,000 $68,610
Coach/Scout (Bright Outlook) $32,560 $90,610
Social/Human Services Assistant $29,170 $41,580
Psychiatric Technician $23,320 $34,220

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • History Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • History Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)

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