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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, AS

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The Human Services program prepares students for entry-level jobs or for transfer to a four-year degree program. By the end of the program, students will be able to interact effectively with clients in a human services agency.

The program emphasizes skills needed in working with clients such as interviewing, determining eligibility for services, making appropriate referrals and assisting with counseling. A supervised internship allows students to apply their skills in a work setting.

A specialization certificate is offered in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

When the program is completed, students may find employment in a wide variety of settings, including public and private social services agencies, treatment centers, group homes, hospitals, supported living and work programs, and state or county departments of social services.

For more information about the Human Services program, please visit our website at

Locations: Ankeny, Newton, Urban

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Newton Campus students must take HSV 286 , HSV 288  and HSV 802  at the Ankeny or Urban Campus.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Human Services AS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the Human Services required courses and options and must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Required Courses

Semester 4

Semester 5


*Students are allowed to use PSY 121  as a program requirement AND as an AS degree Core Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement. The degree audit is set up to automatically reuse that course, which makes the total number of credits 64 instead of 67.

If the student completes HSV 185  or PSY 241  with a grade of “C” or higher, the course will meet the Diversity Requirement. See the AA /AS  section of this catalog for more information.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree - 64*

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