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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
Students gain a diversity of skills necessary for job functions related to juvenile and adult corrections, including positions in parole, halfway houses, and residential settings for youth, correctional facilities, and community centers. Specialized coursework (12-15 credit hours) includes:

• Social Psychology
• Juvenile Delinquency or Adolescent or Adult Psychology
• Criminal Justice or relevant courses


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


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 27


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 6 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
*PSYC/SOCI 2053 Social 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
Select one from the following:
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 33


Computer Information Systems 3 hours
Select 3 credit hours from any of the Computer Information Systems (CSYS/CSCI) courses.


^Human Services 21 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


^Controlled Electives 9 hours
CRIM – Any courses
^HSVC – Any courses
*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 2323 Conflict Resolution
*PSYC 2533 Adolescent Psychology
*PSYC / SOCI 2813 Human Sexuality
*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family
*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 instruction or associate dean.


General education requirements can be found at: