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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
Students in this option gain learning experiences that focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, operate, and deliver
services in community-based agencies. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level management positions in non-profit and other human
service agencies as volunteer coordinator, program coordinator, site coordinator, residential manager, advocacy or social policy liaison, or
board member, as well as gaining insights to enhance performance in any position within an agency. Specialized course requirements (12-
15 credit hours) include:


• Management of Community Programs
• Volunteer Management in Human Services
• Supervisory Management or Management Essentials


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


Business/Management 3 hours
select one course from the following:
BUSN 2363 Supervisory Management
MGMT 1353 Management Essentials


^Human Services 27 hours
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment
HSVC 1523 Volunteer Management in Human Services
HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management
*HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services
*HSVC 2113 Internship
*HSVC 2513 Management of Community Programs


Controlled Electives 6 hours
^HSVC – Any Courses
CSYS/CSCI Any courses (up to 3 credit hours)
INED 1413 Deaf Culture and History
MGMT 1233 Health Care Management
*MGMT 2453 Human Resources Management
PHED 1113 Personal, School, and Community Health
*POLS 2103 Introduction to State and Local Government
*POLS 2133 Introduction to Public Administration
*PSYC/*SOCI 2053 Social Psychology
*PSYC/*SOCI 2813 Human Sexuality
*SOCI 2043 Juvenile Delinquency
*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 the instructor or associate dean.


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