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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
Graduates from this program should meet entry level qualifications in the field and complete coursework that enhances job marketability. Oklahoma requires a graduate degree and licensure; for specific requirements, refer to the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Certification Board ( Human Services options leading to an Associate of Science degree provide an academic pathway for the student desiring advanced opportunities in this field (See Human Services - Pre-Social Work, Child & Family Services, or Rehabilitation Services). Specialized course requirements (12 credit hours) include:

  • Chemical Dependency and Treatment
  • Family Relationships
  • Introduction to Group Dynamics
  • CADC Practicum

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 30 hours
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment
HSVC 2003 Family Relationships
HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
*HSVC 2213 Introduction to Group Dynamics
*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management
*HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services
*HSVC 2103 Practicum I
*HSVC 2113 Internship

Controlled Electives 6 hours
Foreign Languages – Any Courses
^HSVC Any courses
INED 1363 American Sign Language I
CRIM 2103 Criminal Evidence
CRIM 2123 Criminal Law I
CSYS/CSCI Any courses (up to 3 credit hours)
*PSYC 2053 Social Psychology
*PSYC 2423 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
*SOCI 2053 Social Psychology
*SOCI 2133 Introduction to Deviant Behavior
*SOCI 2143 Minorities in America

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: