2013-2014 catalog 
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2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Program, Corrections Option, A.A.S.

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This option is designed to provide students in the Human Services field with basic skills for helping and empowering individuals who are experiencing problems related to the law and corrections. Particular emphasis is placed on preparing clients for successful reintegration into society as a functional, self-sufficient, law abiding citizens. Students are required to learn the fundamental principles and skills of human service work to foster personal empowerment and improve offenders’ social skills. Students will learn how to assess individual needs, assist with the development of client goals and plans, and make appropriate referrals to services available in the community. Students are required to take the basic, core courses in human services, so that they attain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of a human services generalist. Their education will come from class work and on-site experiences (i.e., volunteer work, internships). Students are required to complete 225 hours of field work while successfully completing their courses. While this option is not designed for transfer, many of our students make smooth transitions to four-year colleges and universities. Successful completion of this option requires that students learn to efficiently and effectively work within the corrections system.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Serve Human Services clients or carry out other supportive human service agency functions
  • Explain the historical and philosophical foundation of Human Services
  • Identify human systems, discuss their interaction, and recognize the conditions that promote or limit optimal human functioning
  • Analyze service problems, select appropriate strategies, services, or interventions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Apply human service ethics, values, and attitudes in personal, educational, and professional settings with an understanding of cultural/ethnic diversity.
  • Evaluate their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations
  • Apply interventions with individual clients and therapeutic groups as it relates to corrections


Program Code for registration: HMCOR

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Suggested Sequence - Human Services Program A.A.S. Degree Corrections Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Basic Skills requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See your counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 14-16

Sequence Notes:

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area.

Degree Audit Information

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