Human Services
Major Code: 650A

Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares paraprofessionals for employment in a variety of social service organizations. The Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse (AODA) counseling program is accredited at the advanced level by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).

General Education Requirements15

  • COM100 Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
  • ENG101 First-Year Composition I3
  • ENG102 First-Year Composition II3
  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology3
  • Mathematics/Science elective3

Major Program Requirements20

  • HSV105 Survey of Human Services3
  • HSV110 Group Dynamics3
  • HSV115 Crisis Intervention3
  • HSV120 Introduction to Substance Abuse3
  • HSV140 Assessment and Treatment of the Dual-Disordered Client4
  • HSV235 Human Services Seminar and Field Experience4

Additional Program Requirements6

  • CIS110 Business Information Systems3
  • SPN110 Survival Spanish I
    SGN101 American Sign Language I3

Electives and Emphasis Areas19

Students wanting to specialize in addictions counseling should select electives from the emphasis area listed; students wanting a more general approach can select any electives from the categories listed.

Addictions Counseling Emphasis
  • HSV125 Counseling Theories and Strategies3
  • HSV210 Psychopharmacology and the Addictive Process3
  • HSV220 Addictions Counseling I3
  • HSV225 Addictions Counseling II3
  • HSV230 Human Services Seminar and Field Experience I3
  • HSV240 Human Services Seminar and Field Experience III3
  • HSV205 PTSD-Modern Letters for an Ancient Condition1
  • HSV215 Introduction to Social Work3
  • HSV296 Special Topics for Public/Social Services III1-3
  • PED211 First Aid and Emergency Care3
  • PSY215 Adulthood and Aging3
  • PSY220 Child Psychology3
  • PSY235 Social Psychology3
  • SGN101 American Sign Language I3
  • SGN102 American Sign Language II3
  • SOC100 Introduction to Sociology3

Total Semester Hours for Degree60