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Workforce Development Degree

Human Services workers and assistants provide direct and indirect client services and serve to improve and enhance the lives of others in a 
variety of roles within social and human service delivery settings. Job titles vary: case management aide, social work assistant, alcohol or drug 
abuse counselor, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor, crisis intervention counselor, intake worker, gerontology 
aide, family support worker, habilitation aide, residential counselor, and juvenile specialist. The U.S. Department of Labor states: “Human
 services worker and assistant occupations are projected to be among the fastest growing. Job opportunities should be excellent [for qualified 
applicants]...” The Human Services program at Tulsa Community College is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking
 careers in a wide range of helping profession settings. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact 
with persons experiencing personal and social problems in order to assess needs and provide appropriate intervention. Students have many 
opportunities to gain hands-on experience with community agencies and populations. In addition to general education requirements, all Human Service students complete core coursework in:

• Principles of Human Services
• Basic Counseling Skills
• Chemical Dependency and Treatment
• Lifespan Development
• Human Services Applications/Case Management
• Issues in Human Services
• Crisis Intervention
• Internship

Additional career and occupational information in the human services field can be found at:


Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science
Semester plan available through faculty advisement


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24


English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select one course from the following:
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
*ENGL 2333 Technical/Professional Writing
*ENGL 2343 Business Communication I


Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology


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


Sociology 6 hours
*SOCI 1133 Crisis Intervention and Experience
and select one course from the following:
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2113 Social Problems in America


Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36


^Human Services 33 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 2073 Issues in Human Services
*HSVC 2113 Internship
*HSVC 2613 Gerontology in Human Services
and select one course from the following:
HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
HSVC 1423 Models for Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities
and select one course from the following:
HSVC 2003 Family Relationships
*HSVC 2203 Parent-Child Relations
and select one course from the following:
*HSVC 2513 Management of Community Programs
*HSVC 1523 Volunteer Management in Human Services


Computer Information Systems 3 hours
Select three credit hours from any of the Computer Information Systems courses.


Total Credit Hours: 60
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
^ Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in HSVC courses in order to progress to advanced courses in the program, or gain permission of instruction or associate dean.


General education requirements can be found at: