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Human Services, Pre-Social Work 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
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Human services is a rapidly growing career area with a broad range of applications. Graduates will be able to work in a variety of mental health and social services fields. Students will be able to function effectively in therapeutic, medical, residential and rehabilitative settings. This specialization is intended for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work.

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
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or higher 3 See Placement Requirements  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3    
BIO 101 General Biology I 4    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 See Placement Requirements  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or
ENG 210 Advanced Composition
3 ENG 112 (ENG 210)  
Approved Elective (choose 1):
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I or
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II
FRE 101 Beginning French I or
FRE 102 Beginning French II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
GEO 220 World Regional Geography
HIS 111 Survey of World Civilization I
HIS 112 Survey of World Civilization II
REL 230 Religions of the World
PLS 241 International Relations I
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3    
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
MTH 245 Statistics I or
BIO 102 General Biology II
3-4 MTH 154 (MTH 245)
BIO 101 (BIO 102)
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
PHI 220 Ethics 3    
PSY 200 Principles of Applied Psychology 3 See Placement Requirements  
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
History Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 Survey of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 Survey of World Civilization I
HIS 112 Survey of World Civilization II
HIS 121 United States History I
HIS 122 United States History II
SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology I 3    
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 62-64    

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