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Human Services, Criminology Specialization AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

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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    
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 6. MTH 120, MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 170, BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 201.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice or ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System 3    
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3    
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I 3    
MEN 225 Family Function Intervention or HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying 3    
General Elective 6   See Notes 6 and 11.
Health/Physical Education Elective 2   See Note 8.
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3   See Notes 1, 2, and 3.
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3   ADJ 228, HMS 258
HMS/MEN/ADJ Elective 3   See Note 15.
Humanities Elective 3   See Notes 6 and 7.
Information Technology Elective 3   See Note 12.
MEN 101 Mental Health Skill Training I 3 HMS 100 HMS 121. See Notes 1, 3, and 4.
MEN 102 Mental Health Skill Training II 3 HMS 100, HMS 101 MEN 198, HMS 227. See Notes 1, 4, and 5.
MEN 190 Coordinated Practice 3 HMS 102, MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites MEN 290. See Notes 1, 5, 9, 10, and 14.
MEN 196 On-Site Training 3 HMS 102, , MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites MEN 296. See Notes 1, 5, 9, 10, and 14.
PSY 200 Principles of Applied Psychology 3   See Note 6.
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3   PSY 230, SOC 268
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
Social Science Elective 3   See Note 13.
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 66    


  1. Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100, MEN 101, and MEN 102) in order to remain in the program.
  2. Students must complete all developmental coursework before enrolling in HMS 100.
  3. Students must complete HMS 100 with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in MEN 101.
  4. Students must complete MEN 101 with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in MEN 102.
  5. MEN 102 must be taken prior to enrolling in MEN 190 and MEN 196 or MEN 290 and 296. MEN 190 and MEN 196 are co-requisites and must be taken in the same semester. In these courses, students will complete 100 hours of practical hands-on training. Students will secure their own internship sites prior to the start of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes or their MEN 290 and MEN 296 classes. All internships must be approved by the Human Services and Mental Health program chair.
  6. Full and part-time students desiring to transfer to four-year programs should consult with their academic advisors for appropriate mathematics, psychology and general elective courses. In addition, students should consult their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
  7. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  8. Students who have current certifications in First Aid and Safety and CPR (Child or Adult) can use these to fulfill the two credit HLT/PE elective requirement. The original cards must be presented to the faculty advisor.
  9. Students entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. Depending on the training practicum site additional tests may be required. Plan accordingly. This may will also be required as a condition of employment.
  10. Students who are convicted felons or are on the sex offender registry in any state will not be able to secure internship sites. This will prevent them from completing requirements for the Human Services degrees and certificates.
  11. Students planning to pursue 4 year degrees in Criminology will need a course in History, Economics or Political Science.
  12. Students who have strong computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  13. The social science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, and SOC.
  14. Students who are 18 years of age or younger will not be able to secure an internship. Should students be unable to secure an internship, they will be unable to complete the requirements of the Human Services degree and therefore be unable to graduate.
  15. Students can take ADJ 228 or HMS 252 as an elective, this would enable them to work toward their Substance Abuse Certificate at JTCC, In order to complete the Substance Abuse Certificate, students will need HMS 251, HMS 252 or ADJ 228, HMS 258 and an internship (MEN 190, MEN 196 or MEN 290, MEN 296) at a Substance Abuse Treatment facility.
  16. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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