LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULAR GUIDE

Human Services
Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 0915  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

Human Services workers assist professional staff in social service agencies to
meet human needs. Responsibilities include  helping individuals and families
identify needs, cope with problems, and obtain services; leading group
activities; and assisting individuals in meeting everyday living skills. Students
choose from four areas of specialization. Gerontology studies the process of
aging and prepares individuals to work with older adults and their families. The
Substance Abuse area prepares individuals to work in agencies with substance
abuse prevention or treatment components. The Family Emphasis area focuses on
various family situations and prepares individuals to work in a wide range of
family and youth agencies. The social work option prepares students to transfer
to a Bachelor of Social Work Program.  Two consecutive semesters of field work
during the last year provide work-site experience. Some transfer opportunities
exist, however 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.

PREREQUISITES
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
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 course work in mathematics.  For
information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page 23.

INFORMATION
Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
GERO 100    Introduction to Human Aging                                      3
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 112    Intro/Addctn/Substance Abuse                                     3
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 36 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 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        4
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Humanities (See Note 3)                                  8 Credits

CHOICE 3:   English Composition                                      4 Credits
ENGL 122    Writing:  Literature and Ideas                                   4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

CHOICE 4:   Specialization (Choose one subchoice)                   20 Credits
Subchoice 4A: Gerontology (See Note 4)
GERO 101    Programs/Services for Aging                                      3
GERO 203    Physical/Mental Health Aging                                     3
GERO 282    Gerontology Practicum I (See Note 5)                             4
GERO 284    Gerontology Practicum II                                         4

Subchoice 4B: Substance Abuse
HUSE 240    Substance Abuse: Spec Pop/Adol                                   3
HUSE 241    Substance Abuse Prevention                                       3
HUSE 242    Chemically Dependent Family                                      3
HUSE 244    Sub Abuse:Treatment, Intrv                                       3
HUSE 286    Substance Abuse Practicum I (See Note 5)                         4
HUSE 288    Substance Abuse Practicum II                                     4

Subchoice 4C: Family Emphasis (See Note 6)
HUSE 282    Human Services Practicum I (See Note 5)                          4
HUSE 284    Human Services Practicum II                                      4
SOCL 254    Marriage and Family                                              3
SOCL 260    Minority Groups                                                  3

Subchoice 4D: Social Work Transfer (See Note 9)
HUSE 282    Human Services Practicum I (See Note 5)                          4
HUSE 284    Human Services Practicum II                                      4
POLS 120    American Political System                                        4
SOWK 101    Introduction to Social Work                                      3
SOWK 205    Social Welfare                                                   3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   69

NOTES:
1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students must select a four-credit General Education Science/Technology
      Core course that will also satisfy the Science/Mathematics transfer
      requirement for MACRAO. See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the Transfer
      Information section of this catalog.
3.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the Transfer Information section of
      this catalog for appropriate humanities courses.
4.    In addition to the courses listed in Subchoice 4A, students must also
      complete three credits of departmentally approved GERO electives and three
      credits of HUSE electives that are not already used to meet degree
      requirements. Students must consult with a Human Services Program Advisor
      regarding course selection.  A maximum of 3 credits of GERO 191-Seminar:
      Special Subjects may be applied toward completion of this degree.
5.    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 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 Human Services Program Advisor for further
      information.
6.    In addition to the courses listed in Subchoice 4C, students must also
      complete six credits of departmentally approved Human Services area
      courses that are not already used to meet degree requirements. Students
      must consult with a Human Services Program Advisor regarding course
      selection.
7.    All HUSE, GERO, and SOWK courses used toward this degree must be completed
      with a minimum 2.5 grade.
8.    Jobs in the field of Human Services require computer competency.  See a
      program advisor to determine ways to demonstrate this competency.
9.    In addition to the courses listed in subchoice 4D, students must also
      complete 2 credits of departmentally approved Social Work Transfer area
      courses not already used to meet degree requirements.  Students must
      consult with a Human Services Program advisor regarding course selection.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
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
GERO 100          SOWK 203          BIOL 145          PSYC 200
HUSE 100          WRIT 121          SPCH 120          Lim.Ch.1
HUSE 101          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.2
HUSE 112          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.4
SOCL 120          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.4
Lim.Ch.4