CURRICULAR GUIDE

Human Services
Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 0915  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The trained Human Services employee assists professional staff in social service
and human services agencies. Students may choose from four areas of
specialization. 1) The Addictions Specialization is designed to meet the
educational component for certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor Level-
I (CAC-I) of the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
(MCBAP).  Individuals are prepared to work in substance abuse agencies with focus
on prevention or treatment. 2) Family Specialization focuses on various family
situations, and prepares individuals to work in a wide range of family and youth
agencies.  3) In the Gerontology Specialization the process of aging is studied,
and prepares individuals for work in many capacities with older adults and their
families.  4) The Social Work Transfer Option prepares students to transfer to
a four-year institution while providing a concentrated education in human
services.  A supervised consecutive two-semester practicum within the area of
specialization provides work-site experience. Some 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.

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.

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.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

Contact the Health and Human Services 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                                      3
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 112    Understanding/Substance Abuse                                    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
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 25-26 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 the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

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:   Specialization (Choose one subchoice)                 9-10 Credits
Subchoice 4A: Addictions
HUSE 240    Substance Abuse: Spec Pop/Adol                                   3
HUSE 242    Chemically Dependent Family                                      3
HUSE 245    Addiction:Prevent/Treatment                                      4

Subchoice 4B: Family (See Note 5)
SOCL 254    Marriage and Family                                              3
SOCL 260    Minority Groups                                                  3

Subchoice 4C: Gerontology (See Note 6)
GERO 101    Programs/Services for Aging                                      3
GERO 203    Physical/Mental Health Aging                                     3

Subchoice 4D: Social Work Transfer
POLS 120    American Political System                                        4
SOWK 101    Introduction to Social Work                                      3
SOWK 205    Social Welfare                                                   3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    Students need to meet with the Program Advisor to assist in planning their
      class schedules and site placement for practicum.  Practicum application
      packets are available from the Health and Human Services Department,
      Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750, beginning in January. 
      Applications are due by April 1 for admission into fall practicum.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    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.
4.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the Transfer Information section of
      this catalog for appropriate humanities courses.
5.    An additional 3 credits from Human Services (HUSE) are required.  Students
      must consult with the Program Advisor for department approved courses.
6.    An additional 3 credits from Gerontology (GERO) are required.  Students
      must consult with the Program Advisor for department approved courses.  Up
      to three credits of GERO 191 seminar course(s) are acceptable.
7.    All HUSE, GERO, and SOWK courses used toward this degree must be completed
      with a minimum 2.5 grade or higher.

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          HUSE 284
HUSE 100          WRIT 121          HUSE 282          PSYC 200
HUSE 101          Lim.Ch.2          SPCH 120          Lim.Ch.1
HUSE 112          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.2
SOCL 120          Lim.Ch.4          Lim.Ch.4