Human Services, A.A.S., Major #0604

Through the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in human services offered at the Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville, students prepare to help individuals, families and communities through learning about and practicing a variety of support services, including crisis intervention, direct support, counseling, case management and human service administration.  Students will learn how to offer assistance to those seeking support or guidance in many settings, including homes, schools, hospitals and nonprofit agencies.  Students begin their studies by immediately immersing themselves in their first of two internships beginning in their first semester of study.  By the time students finish their practicum in their last semester, they will have the education and skills to begin helping those in need.  SUNY Morrisville Human Service Program graduates have attained employment as domestic violence advocates, substance abuse case managers, children’s health home case managers, outpatient mental health intake workers, school-based counselors and direct support professionals for people with developmental disabilities.  Those students who have completed the associates degree have transferred into bachelors degree programs as juniors in social work, applied psychology, human development and human services. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recount historical context and current trends of the human service profession (CSHSE Standard 11, 13)

  • Evaluate skills and strategies that influence change (CSHSE Standard 13, 14)

  • Integrate human service competency skills into the helping process (CSHSE Standard 12, 13)

  • Analyze personal styles, attributes, values, ethics, bias and prejudices (CSHSE Standard 20)

  • Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills necessary to effect change (CSHSE Standard 17)

  • Develop a plan of action and implementation techniques with the client (CSHSE Standard 14, 16)

  • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of interventions (CSHSE Standard 14, 16)

  • Exhibit professionalism in relationship to the values and ethics established by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education

  • Recognize the impact on biological, psychological and social forces on human behavior and the impact these forces have on implementing change (CSHSE Standard 12)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity and cultural influences (CSHSE Standard 12)

  • Illustrate skills associated with the collection and dissemination of information including issues of confidentiality (CSHSE Standard 15)

  • Display recognition of organizational theories and administrative aspects of human service delivery (CSHSE Standard 18)

Curriculum Requirements - 64 Credits

Course

Credits

HUMS 100 - Careers in the Helping Profession

1

HUMS 101 - Introduction to Human Services

3

HUMS 200 - Helping Process & Crisis Intervention

3

HUMS 201 - Counseling & Case Management

3

HUMS 202 - Management & Administration in Human Services

3

HUMS 250 - Human Services Practicum

3

HUMS 141 - Internship in Human Services I

1

HUMS 142 - Internship in Human Services II

1

HUMS 142 - Internship in Human Services III

1

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Applications

3

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

BIOL 105 - Human Biology with Lab

4

MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry

3

HIST - As Advised

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 251- Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 255 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment

3

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYC/SOCI Electives as Advised

6

Additional Electives as Advised

5

 Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

HUMS 101 - Intro to Human Services

3

HUMS 100 - Careers in Helping Professions

1

HUMS 141 - Internship in Human Services I

1

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry

3

GNED 100 - First Year Experience

2

Year 1/Spring - 17 Credits

HUMS 201 - Counseling & Case Management

3

HUMS 142 - Internship in Human Services II

1

HUMS 143 - Internship in Human Services III

1

PSYC 251 - Abnormal Psychology

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

Year 2/Fall - 16 Credits

HUMS 200 - Helping Process & Crisis Intervention

3

HIST - History as Advised

3

BIOL 105 - Human Biology Lecture & Lab

4

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Applications

3

SOCI /PSYC - Elective as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 15 Credits

HUMS 202 - Management & Administration of Human Services

3

HUMS 250 - Human Services Practicum

3

Elective as Advised

3

PSYC 255 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment

3

SOCI/PSYC - Elective as Advised

3