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Human Services, Criminology Specialization 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, criminology, corrections, and residential forensic settings. 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
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or higher 3 See Placement Requirements  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3    
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3    
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I or
ADJ 133 Ethics & the Criminal Justice Professional
HMS 225 Family Function Intervention or HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying 3    
ADJ/HMS/MEN/General Electives 9   See Table Below.
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3    
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3   ADJ 228, HMS 258

MILESTONE: Students Completing the AAS degree may be eligible for a CSC in Substance Abuse Assistant or Criminal Justice. See your Faculty Advisor.

ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
English Literature Elective (Choose one):
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
Information Technology Elective (Choose one):
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)
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 are (Co-requisite) MEN 290
MEN 196 On-Site Training 3 MEN 102 (Pre-requisite),  MEN 190 are (Co-requisite) MEN 296
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3    
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
History Elective (Choose one):
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
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 67    


Students interested in earning a Career Studies Certificate in a specific field should enroll in the following courses or select three courses from the electives listing:

Criminal Justice Credits
ADJ 160 Police Response to Critical Incidents 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel 3
ADJ 229 Law Enforcement and the Community 3
Total 9
Substance Abuse Assistant Credits
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II or
ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse 3
ADJ/HMS Elective 3
Total 9
ADJ/HMS/MEN/General Electives Credits
ADJ 160 Police Response to Critical Incidents 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel 3
ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 3
ADJ 229 Law Enforcement and the Community 3
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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