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Human Services AAS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


Human services is a rapidly growing career areas with a broad range of applications. Graduates will be able to work in the fields of social services, substance abuse, physical disabilities and gerontology. Students will function effectively in therapeutic, remedial and rehabilitative activities.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3    
HMS 251 Substance Abuse 3    
HMS/MEN/General Electives 12   See Table Below
MEN 101 Mental Health Skill Training I 3 HMS 100  
MEN 102 Mental Health Skill Training II 3 MEN 101  
MEN 190 Coordinated Practice 3 MEN 102 (Pre-requisite),
MEN 196 (Co-requisite)
MEN 290
MEN 196 On-Site Training 3 MEN 102 (Pre-requisite),
MEN 190 (Co-requisite)
MEN 296
MILESTONE: Students Completing the AAS degree may be eligible for a CSC in a Human Services field. See your Faculty Advisor.
History Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II
HIS 121 United States History I
HIS 122 United States History II
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or higher 3 See Placement Requirements  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
English Literature Elective (choose 1):
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
3 ENG 112 PHI 101, PHI 111, REL 210, REL 230
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
Information Technology Elective (choose 1):
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE 119 Information Literacy or
3-one credit courses (ITE 101, ITE 129, ITE 141, ITE 151)
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or
ENG 210 Advanced Composition
3 ENG 112 (ENG 210)  
PHI 220 Ethics
SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology I
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 See Placement Requirements  
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 64    


Students interested in earning a Career Studies Certificate in a specific field should enroll in the following courses:

Adult Home Administration Credits
HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying 3
HMS 225 Functional Family Intervention 3
HMS 236 Gerontology 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing or
BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I or
BUS 200 Principles of Management
Total 12
Bereavement and Grief Counseling Credits
HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying 3
PSY 116 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
HMS/MEN/General Electives 6
Total 12
Substance Abuse Assistant Credits
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II 3
HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse 3
HMS/MEN/General Electives 6
Total 12
HMS/MEN/General Electives Credits
HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying 3
HMS 225 Functional Family Intervention 3
HMS 236 Gerontology 3
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II 3
HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse 3
MEN 121 Intellectual Disabilities I 3
SOC 268 Social Problems 3

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