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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

74 Southside Virginia

74 Southside Virginia Community College HUMAN SERVICES (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Associate of Applied Science Length: Sixty-six credit hour program Purpose: The curriculum in human services is designed to prepare individuals for careers in a para-professional capacity in a variety of helping agencies: educational settings, nursing homes, mental health facilities, halfway houses, institutions for the intellectually disabled, sheltered workshops, drug facilities, institutions for senior citizens, and correctional and rehabilitative institutions. Through adequate planning with faculty advisors, the program may be tailored for transfer to four-year institutions. Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities: Adult Activity Center Instructor and/or Work Supervisor Assistant Correctional and Rehabilitative Counselor Assistant Drug Counselor Assistant Intellectual Disability Counselor Assistant Nursing Home Director Day Care Worker Halfway House Assistant Manager Senior Citizen Activity Director Social Services Aide Teacher Aide and/or Instructional Assistant Welfare Eligibility Worker Program Requirements: Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success in human services and related activities. Successful completion of academic courses does not guarantee coordinated internship placement. Agency requirements will be used in making internship placement decisions. Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisor or a counselor for assistance in planning programs and selecting electives. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university are encouraged to consult with the institution to which they plan to transfer for assistance in planning a program. For those who wish to transfer, refer to the Human Services options under Transfer Degrees. If preparing for employment in the field of Human Services, the student should be aware of the following requirements and plan accordingly: 1. Students must meet with faculty advisor and determine the suitability of the program. 2. The applicant must be free of any mental or physical condition which might adversely affect his/her performance in the field of Human Services. 3. Students with disabilities who meet program prerequisites are eligible for admission to the program. 4. The applicant must be of excellent moral character and must not have been convicted of any felony or any serious misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Background checks may be conducted. 5. Students who plan to be employed in the field of Human Services are encouraged to check with the employing agency in order to ascertain any special employment requirements of the particular agency. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 OR ENG 137 Communication Processes I HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3 0 3 HMS 227 The Helper as a Change Agent 3 0 3 PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 0 3 Total 16 0 16

Programs of Study 75 SECOND SEMESTER ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 OR ENG 138 Communication Processes II OR CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking SOC 215 Sociology of the Family 3 0 3 OR HMS 225 Functional Family Intervention HMS 226 Helping Across Cultures 3 0 3 PSY EEE Psychology Elective 3 0 3 MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 0 3 EEE Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 18 0 18 THIRD SEMESTER HMS 190 Coordinated Internship 0 15 3 PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3 SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology I 3 0 3 EEE Elective 1 3 0 3 HLT 100 First Aid and CPR 2 0 2 OR HLT/PED Elective HUM EEE Humanities Elective 2 3 0 3 Total 14 15 17 FOURTH SEMESTER HMS 290 Coordinated Internship 0 15 3 HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse 3 0 3 PSY/HMS EEE Psychology or Human Services Elective 3 0 3 HMS EEE Human Services Elective 3 0 3 EEE Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 12 15 15 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 66 1 Approved electives may be selected from one or more of the following categories. Transfer students may wish to choose a sequence course, preferably a science with laboratory. Humanities: Art, non-skills-based Communication Studies and Theatre, English (not composition or technical writing), Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion at the 100 or 200 level. Math and Natural Sciences: MTH 151-152, MTH 163-168, MTH 241-242, BIO 101-102, CHM 111-112, NAS 161-162, PHY 201-202. 2 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable humanities/fine arts electives.