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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Human Services

Associate in Applied Science

 

Curriculum Code: 0915  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

The trained Human Services employee assists professional staff in social service and human services agencies. The associate degree is generalist in nature, with all students acquiring an education in addictions, aging, and family.  This degree is part of an enhanced career pathway into the profession.  The education provides the opportunity to learn the history of human services, the necessity for a Code of Ethics, structure of community agencies, the program and services provided, and the populations served.  Select general education courses compliment this degree.  The mission is to teach the knowledge, values, and skills of the human service profession while providing an insightful general education.  Courses are aligned with the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and their Community Support Skills Standards (www.cshse.org).  For students interested in addiction, the course work is also designed to meet the educational ethics for certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor Level-I (CAC-I) of the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) www.mcbap.org.  Students with an interest in aging should follow the gerontology course work.  A supervised consecutive two-semester practicum within a community agency provides experiential learning.  Transfer opportunities exist, however not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see a program advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

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

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  41 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 145

Introductory Anat & Physiology

4

GERO 100

Introduction to Human Aging

4

HUSE 100

Introduction to Human Services

3

HUSE 105

Personal Dynamics/Interviewing

4

HUSE 242

The Family: Addiction/Violence

3

HUSE 282

Human Services Practicum I (See Note 1)

4

HUSE 284

Human Services Practicum II

4

PSYC 200

Introduction to Psychology

4

SOCL 120

Introduction to Sociology

4

SPCH 120

Dynamics of Communication

3

WRIT 121

Composition I

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  22-24 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

3-4 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area (See Note 2)

0

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)

0

 

Mathematics Core Area (See Note 3)

3-4

 

Science Core Area (See Note 2)

0

 

Writing Core Area (See Note 2)

0

 

CHOICE 2:  Humanities (See Note 4)

8 Credits

 

CHOICE 3:  English Composition

4 Credits

ENGL 122

Writing:  Literature and Ideas

4

WRIT 122

Composition II

4

 

CHOICE 4:  Science Course (See Note 4)

4 Credits

 

CHOICE 5:  Department Approved Courses

3-4 Credits

GERO 131

Pln for Older Adlts w/Dev Dis

.5

GERO 164

Med & Alcohol Use/Older Adults

.5

GERO 165

Dementia: Concepts and Causes

.5

GERO 169

Legal Rights of Older Adults

.5

GERO 170

Depression: Recog & Treatment

.5

GERO 171

Tech: Care for Persons w/Demen

.75

GERO 173

Activ: Older Adlts w/Alzheim

.5

GERO 203

Physical/Mental Health Aging

3

HUSE 110

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

HUSE 112

Understanding Substance Abuse

4

SOWK 205

Social Welfare

3

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

63

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Students must meet with a program advisor prior to, or during, their first semester to complete an educational plan and secure arrangements for field work experience (practicum.)  Practicum application packets are available from the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750, beginning in January.  Applications are due back to the same office by April 1 for admission into fall semester practicum.

2.

Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

3.

Students may choose from the Math Core courses.  MATH 112 is recommended for students planning to transfer.

4.

See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the Transfer Information section for appropriate humanities and science courses.

5.

All HUSE, GERO, and SOWK courses used toward this degree must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or higher.  GERO seminars offered for .5-.75 credit are graded on a Pass/Fail (credit/no credit) basis.

 

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

HUSE 105

BIOL 145

HUSE 284

HUSE 100

HUSE 242

HUSE 282

Lim.Ch.1

PSYC 200

SPCH 120

SOCL 120

Lim.Ch.2

WRIT 121

Lim.Ch.3

Lim.Ch.2

Lim.Ch.5

 

Lim.Ch.4

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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