Human Services Degree | ECTC

Human Services Degree

Associate in Applied Science
human services

Developmental Courses as needed:

Course Credit Notes
RDG 20/100 3-6  
ENC 90/100 2-5  
MAT 55/61 3-4  

First Semester Courses:

Course Credit Notes
ENG 101 Writing I 3  
CIT 105 Introduction to Computers 3  
HMS 101 Human Services Survey OR
SWK 124 Introduction to Social Services
3  
HMS 102 Values of Human Services in a Contemporary Society 3 May take concurrently with HMS 101
PSY 110 General Psychology 3  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15  

Second Semester Courses:

Course Credit Notes
ENG 102 Writing II 3  
HMS 103 Theories and Techniques in Human Services 3 Prereq: HMS 101 & 102
PSY 223 Developmental Psychology 3 Prereq: PSY 101
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3  
Natural Sciences 3  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15  

Third Semester Courses:

Course Credit Notes
COM 181 Basic Public Speaking OR
COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
3 COM 181 is a WKU transfer course
HMS 104 Group Dynamics for Human Services 3 Prereq: HMS 101, 102, and 103
MAT 105 Business Mathematics OR
Higher-level Quantitative Reasoning course
3  
Technical Course 3  
Technical Course 3  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15  

Fourth Semester Courses:

Course Credit Notes
HMS 250/251 Practicum in Human Services 3 Prereq: HMS 104
Heritage/Humanities 3  
Elective Courses 9  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15  
DEGREE TOTAL 60  

Recommended Technical Courses:

Choose 6 hours from the following Recommended Technical Courses:

Course Credit Notes
HMS 210 Drugs, Society, & Human Behavior 3  
HMS 220 Cultural Diversity in Human Services 3  
HMS 240 Service Coordination for Human Services Prof 3  
HMS 265 Working with Disabilities in Human Services 3  
HMS 299 Special Topics in Human Services 3  
PSY 180 Human Relations 3  
PSY 185 Human Potential 3  
SWK 222 Development of Social Welfare 3  
SWK 180 Introduction to Gerontology 3  
SWK 269 Juvenile Delinquency 3  
SWK 275 The Family 3  
SWK 281 Psychology of Aging 3  

This Student Planning Sheet is the suggested sequence of courses; however, due to availability of courses, students may take courses out of sequence as long as prerequisites are met. Students are encouraged to see their assigned advisor for specific requirements.

Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in all HMS courses as well as the two technical course selected to complete this program.

For a list of KCTCS general education classes in each category, go to https://kctcs.edu/education-training/course-catalog/2020-2021-KCTCS-Catalog.pdf, pp. 67-71. 
Or KCTCS homepage (kctcs.edu) > education & training > course catalog > 2020-21 catalog > pp. 67-71. 

Updated March 2019