CURRICULAR GUIDE

Human Services, General
Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 0228  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Human services worker is a generic term for an individual who works in various
social service agencies assisting professional staff, such as social workers
and psychologists, to meet human needs, including helping clients obtain
services, monitoring and keeping records, organizing or leading group
activities, assisting clients in mastering everyday living skills, and
overseeing adult group home residents.  Job titles and duties vary according
to the setting and type of clients served. Two semesters of field experience
in a Human Services Agency is completed during the last year of the program. 
Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning
to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in
any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 41 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 282    Human Services Practicum I (See Note 1)                          4
HUSE 284    Human Services Practicum II                                      4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SOCL 254    Marriage and Family                                              3
SOCL 260    Minority Groups                                                  3
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 23 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             4 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 3)                        4
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Social Science                                           4 Credits
POLS 120    American Political System                                        4
POLS 121    State and Local Government                                       4
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4

CHOICE 3:   Humanities (See Note 4)                                  8 Credits

CHOICE 4:   Professional Related Courses (See Note 5)                7 Credits
CHDV 101    Child Growth/Devel: 0-5 Years                                    4
CHDV 184    Children and Stress                                              1
CHDV 185    Preventing Child Sexual Abuse                                    1
CHDV 186    Child Self-Esteem/Pos Discipl                                    1
CJUS 126    Juvenile Offenders/Their Fam                                     3
HUMS 225    Grt Lake Native Amer:Hist&Trad                                   4
SOWK 205    Social Welfare                                                   3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   64

1.    There is an application process and guidelines for admission into the
      field placement component. Students should meet with a program advisor
      to develop a plan to meet all field work prerequisites. Applications are
      due by April 1 for admission to Fall field placement. Application
      packets with current requirements are available beginning in January
      from the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
      Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175.  See a program advisor for
      further information.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students must select a 4 credit course that will also satisfy the
      Science/Mathematics transfer requirement for MACRAO in order to meet
      program requirements. See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer
      Information" section of this catalog.
4.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer Information" section
      of this catalog for appropriate humanities courses.
5.    Students may also choose from any GERO-prefix courses and/or any HUSE-
      prefix courses (except HUSE 286 and HUSE 288), not already used to meet
      degree requirements.
6.    HUSE 101 must be completed with a minimum 2.0 grade or better. HUSE 100,
      HUSE 282, HUSE 284, and SOWK 203 must be completed with a minimum 2.5
      grade or better.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
HUSE 100          SOCL 254          ANAT 145          HUSE 284
HUSE 101          SOWK 203          HUSE 282          Lim.Ch.2
SOCL 120          WRIT 122          SOCL 260          Lim.Ch.3
SPCH 120          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.4
WRIT 121                            Lim.Ch.4