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Program Description:
This option is designed for individuals seeking a career in the helping professions with an emphasis on skills necessary to apply the principles and 
philosophy of human services in vocational rehabilitation and quality services to persons with a wide array of disabilities, including intellectual and 
physical disabilities as well as mental health and substance abuse issues. This curriculum includes TCC requirements and courses generally completed 
in the first two years of a four-year curriculum while providing 24 hours of specialized course work relevant to the field of study. Completion of this
 associate degree affords the opportunity for a seamless transition for students seeking an advanced degree in Rehabilitation Services/Rehabilitation
Counseling with the potential for certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor or licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) upon
 completion of a Master of Science degree.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Science
Semester plan available through faculty advisement. Students 
are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advisement to ensure 
they are completing the correct option for their academic
 goals and intended course of study beyond the associate 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37 hours

English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Humanities 6 hours
Select six (6) credit hours from the courses designated as Humanities on the General Education page

Mathematics 6 hours
Select one course from the following:

*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics

Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

Science 7 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 1383 Nutrition

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Speech 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 27

^Human Services 18 hours

HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services

HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills

HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment

HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development

*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management

*HSVC 2113 Internship


Computer Science 3 hours

CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications


^Controlled Electives** 6 hours

ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

HSVC Any courses

HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

HSVC 1423 Models for Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities

HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services

HSVC 2413 Introduction to Leisure Services

HSVC 2433 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

HSVC 2613 Gerontology in Human Services

PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics

*PSYC/SOCI 2053 Social Psychology

*PSYC 2133/SOCI 1133 Crisis Intervention and Experience

*PSYC 2423 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

*PSYC/SOCI 2713 Aging and Behavior

*PSYC 2813/SOCI 2813 Human Sexuality

SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology

*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family

SOCI 2113 Social Problems in America

*SOCI 2133 Introduction to Deviant Behavior

*SOCI 2143 Minorities in America


Total Credit Hours: 64

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

^Students must earn a “C” or better in HSVC courses in order to progress to advanced courses in the program, or gain permission of instructor or associate dean.

To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

**Students should select courses that will transfer to the university/college they plan to attend.


General education requirements can be found at: