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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description
This option provides graduates with additional knowledge and skills to serve at-risk families and children in settings addressing prevention
and intervention in child abuse, domestic violence, welfare assistance, youth supervision, adoption services, special needs and disabilities, child advocacy, shelters, and foster care. This degree may also transfer to baccalaureate institutions. Students should consult an academic advisor for transfer information.


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


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30-31


Communications 9 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select 6 credit hours from the following:
each course must be from a different discipline
*ENGL 2413 or other ENGL literature course
Speech (SPCH)
Foreign Language


Humanities 9 hours
Select 9 credit hours from three different disciplines designated as Humanities. See General Education requirements.


Science/Math 6-7 hours
Select one course from two of the following disciplines:


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


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 33

^Human Services 24 hours
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 2003 Family Relationships
HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management
*HSVC 2113 Internship
*HSVC 2203 Parent-Child Relations
*HSVC 2613 Gerontology in Human Services


Psychology/Sociology 3 hours

Select one course from the following:

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology


Computer Information Systems 3 hours

Select 3 credit hours from any of the Computer Information

Systems (CSYS/CSCI) courses.


Controlled Electives 3 hours

Foreign Languages – Any Courses

^Human Services – Any Courses

PHED 1113 Personal, School, and Community Health

PHED 2212 First Aid

PSYC any courses

PSYC 2133/SOCI 1133 Crisis Intervention and Experience

SOCI any courses

*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family


Total Credit Hours: 63-64

*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: