Associate of Science in Human Services (Social Work) - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Social Sciences

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Human Services (Social Work) through the study of legal and ethical issues, theories of practice and human behavior, history of social welfare and current policies. Students will acquire skills in critical thinking, case planning, crisis intervention, theory-based assessment, working knowledge of community resources and experience in a human services agency.

Program Outcomes

  • Use a case vignette in each course to identify any legal and ethical issues that might arise while providing services to the case.
  • Use a case vignette in each course to assess area in need of intervention and will discuss these interventions.
  • Identify community resources that could be used to assist a person or family in a case vignette in each course.
  • Identify areas of support and self-care that are needed for themselves to professionally assist the clients in specific case vignettes, such as supervision, consultation, personal counseling.
  • Analyze case vignettes and identify problem areas.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: entry level jobs in Health and Human Services and a variety of non-profit agencies in the community in the area of crisis management, substance abuse, eligibility, and case management.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (24 Units)24
Computer Concepts *
Intro to Personal Computers
Introduction to Economics *
Principles of Microeconomics
Personal Finance
Group Design and Leadership
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Intro to Social Welfare
Intro of Human Services
Required Work Experience (6 Units)6
Select six units from the following courses:
Human Services Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Human Services Wrk Exp-2nd Sem
Human Services Wrk Exp-3rd Sem
Human Services Wrk Exp-4th Sem
Restricted Electives (9 Units)9
Select nine units from the following courses:
Cultural Anthropology *
Issues in Family Violence
Case Management
Ethics in Behavioral Science
General Psychology *
Social Psychology *
Human Sexuality *
Abnormal Psychology *
Personal and Social Growth *
Marriage and Family Life *
Electives (0-2 Units)0-2
Select additional courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

Courses meet General Education requirements and 0-6 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).