Jul 21, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts [Must include at least one Literature]  Credits: (9)
  • Natural Sciences  Credits: (8)

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


Career Median Level Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Level Salary with Bachelor Degree
Recreational Therapist $40,300 $69,200
Coach/Scout (Bright Outlook) $31,300 $83,300
Social/Human Services Assistant $27,600 $40,200
Psychiatric Technician $23,200 $30,700

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

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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