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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This option is designed to provide graduates with the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills regarding family, community living, 
education, employment, leisure and recreation, and support services necessary for job preparation in organizations serving people with developmental disabilities. Specialized coursework (18 credit hours) includes:


• Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
• Models for Supporting Persons with Disabilities
• Management of Community Programs
• Specialized Electives 9 hours


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
Select one course from the following:
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36


^Human Services 27 hours
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
HSVC 1423 Models for Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities
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 9 hours
CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
CSYS/CSCI Any course (up to 3 credit hours)
^HSVC 1421 Behavioral Supports for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
^HSVC 1443 Direct Support Professional I
^HSVC 1453 Direct Support Professional Practicum
^*HSVC 1523 Volunteer Management in Human Services
^HSVC 2003 Family Relationships
^HSVC 2203 Parent-Child Relations
^HSVC 2413/PHED 2513 Introduction to Leisure Services
^HSVC 2433/PHED 2533 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
INED 1363 American Sign Language I
OCTA 1313 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
PHED 1113 Personal, School, and Community Health
PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics
*POLS 2133 Introduction to Public Administration
*PSYC / SOCI 2053 Social Psychology
*PSYC 2213 Brain and Behavior
*PSYC / SOCI 2813 Human Sexuality
*SOCI 2133 Introduction to Deviant Behavior


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 instructor or associate dean.


General education requirements can be found at: