In addition to the above specialization, specializations in Early
Childhood Education and Gerontology are also available.
Length: Two-year Program - Four semesters
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students as paraprofessionals in the field of human services. Successful completion of the program will qualify students for entry-level jobs in social services, mental health, mental retardation, child care, nursing homes, substance abuse and correctional facilities. The program will expose students to the characteristics, basic skills and knowledge necessary for human services providers.
Occupational Objective: Preparation for positions as human services workers in the following settings:
|Alcohol Treatment Program||Nursing Homes|
|Sheltered Workshop Programs||Social Services Departments|
|Senior Citizens Centers||Correctional Institutions|
|Group Homes and Clubhouses||Juvenile Treatment Centers|
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements, established for the College (as listed under the general admission), entry into the Associate of Applied Science degree program with a major in mental health will require departmental permission.
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|HMS 100||Introduction to Human Services||3||0||3|
|HMS 121||Basic Counseling Skills I||3||0||3|
|PSY 231||Life Span Human Development I||3||0||3|
|PSY 200||Principles of Psychology||3||0||3|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|ITE 115||Basic Computer Literacy||3||0||3|
|PED Elective||OR HLT 100||3||0||3|
|MTH||Mathematics (MTH 151 or 163)||3||0||3|
|HMS 122||Basic Counseling Skills II||3||0||3|
|MEN 101||Mental Health Skills I||3||0||3|
|PSY 215||Abnormal Psychology||3||0||3|
|PSY 232||Life Span Human Development II||3||0||3|
|SOC 200||Principles to Sociology||3||0||3|
|SOC 268||Social Problems||3||0||3|
|MEN 225||Counseling Therapy||3||0||3|
|ECO 120||Survey of Economics||3||0||3|
|ECO 201||Prin. of Eco. I - Macroeconomics.|
|HMS 190**||Coord. Internship/Mental Health||0||10||3|
Total Minimum Credits for the Mental Health Major 61
* Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree may substitute ENG 101 for ENG 111.
** Requires approval of the Human Services Advisor
*** Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages. Before making a selection, the student is advised to determine the transfer institution's requirements.