The Human Services Associate in Science Degree (60 units total, 27 units in the major) prepares students for employment in a broad range of human services settings. It consists of seven core courses and 2 additional specialized electives courses to develop competencies for specific employment settings. Although some individual courses are offered online, the full certificate is currently not available in online environments.
This degree is not specifically designed for transfer. Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Articulate the board concerns and practices of human services industries.
- Demonstrate three core sets of human services skills: conducting an interview, writing an incident report, participate in team meetings, and provide necessary support and referrals to consumers.
- Assess situations for appropriate entry level professional, legal and ethical responses.
- Use supervisory feedback for improved performance.
- Analyze the cultural components of a human services situation and recommend culturally appropriate interventions.
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
- Lake Isabella Kern River Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
- Bishop/Mammoth Lakes Eastern Sierra Center Campus [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|HMSV C101||Introduction to Human Services||3 Units|
|HMSV C102||Cultural Competence in Human Services||3|
|HMSV C103||Preparation for Field Work in Human Services||3|
|HMSV C104||Field Work in Human Services||4|
|HMSV C116||Case Management||3|
|CSCI C070||Computer Literacy||1|
|ENGL C101||Freshman Composition||4|
Select 6 units from the following courses:
|CHDV C106||Child Growth and Development||3 Units|
|CHDV C241||The Exceptional Child: Nature and Needs||3|
|HMSV C113||Intervention Skills in Human Services||3|
|PSYC C101||General Psychology||3|
|PSYC C112||Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment||3|
|PSYC C211||Lifespan Development||3|
|PSYC C241||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|SPCH C105||Interpersonal Communication||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|