Associate of Science in Human Services (Social Work) (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

  • Analyze a case and identify problem areas, using a case vignette in each course
  • 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.

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.

Note

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 REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES24
COMP 005Computer Concepts *4
or COMP 130 Intro to Personal Computers
ECON 025Introduction to Economics *3
or ECON 040 Principles of Microeconomics
or BUS 297 Personal Finance
HSRV 101Group Design and Leadership4
HSRV 102Drug and Alcohol Treatment3
HSRV 120Intro to Social Welfare3
HSRV 121Interviewing4
HSRV 122Intro of Human Services3
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REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE6
Select six units from the following courses:
WEXP 193 HHuman Services Wrk Exp-1st Sem1-4
WEXP 194 HHuman Services Wrk Exp-2nd Sem1-4
WEXP 195 HHuman Services Wrk Exp-3rd Sem1-4
WEXP 196 HHuman Services Wrk Exp-4th Sem1-4
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES9
Select nine units from the following courses:
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology *3
HSRV 103Gerontology3
HSRV 104Issues in Family Violence3
HSRV 105Case Management3
HSRV 110Ethics in Behavioral Science3
PSY 001General Psychology *3
PSY 005Social Psychology *3
PSY 010Human Sexuality *3
PSY 034Abnormal Psychology *3
PSY 133Personal and Social Growth *3
SOC 026Marriage and Family Life *3
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ELECTIVES0-2
Select additional courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units
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TOTAL60-64

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).