Social Service, A.S. Degree
The Social Service associate degree program is designed to prepare students for diverse employment opportunities and to provide a foundation for further academic pursuit. Additionally, the program includes field placement opportunities that provide students with “hands-on” exposure to the helping professions.
Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. They can begin the program any semester and include field work at off-campus sites as part of their program.
Social Service Requirements
|Gen Ed||ENG* 101: Composition||3|
|HSE* 101||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|Gen Ed||PSY* 111: General Psychology I||3|
|SSC* 110||Health & Wellness Principles||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 5||3-4|
|ENG* 200||Advanced Composition||3|
|HSE* 210||Group & Interpersonal Relations||3|
|HSE* 251||Work with Individuals and Families||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 4||3-4|
|Choose|| any ECN*, GEO*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*,
SOC* or SSC* course
|Gen Ed||ENG* 110: Introduction to Literature||3|
|HSE* 282 ^||Human Services Field Work I||3|
|POL* 112||State and Local Government||3|
|PSY* 201||Life Span Development||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 1||3|
|HSE* 241||Human Service Agencies & Organizations||3|
| HSE* 282 ^
|Human Services Field Work II or
Cooperative Education/Work Experience
|Choose||any course – choose 2||6|
|Gen Ed||ANT* 101: Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|Total Credits Required: 60-62|
Upon successful completion of all Social Service degree program requirements, graduates will
- Understand the past, present and future of human services.
- Be prepared for group facilitation and participation, grant proposal writing, and oral and written expressions appropriate to human services.
- Conduct interviews, assessments, and basic human service research.
- Be prepared in the areas of service provision to recipient populations using field placements.
- Know the human services skills necessary to interact effectively with individuals, families or groups.
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.
^ Students are to meet with the program coordinator before selecting a field placement site.
Division of Social Science and Hospitality: 860-512-2750
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
For Additional Information, Contact: 860-512-2753