2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social and Human Services - Human Services Associate in Applied Science-T Degree


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PGM Code – 411R  

Program Description This program provides the foundation, knowledge, and skills for effective work with individuals and families experiencing a variety of life issues and challenges. The focus of this degree is to equip students to successfully compete for entry level positions assisting and empowering consumers served by human services programs.

The Human Services Associate in Applied Science-T (AAS-T) Degree is a professional-technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer. In general, professional-technical degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. This degree will articulate to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Behavioral Sciences at Seattle Central Community College. (Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements as they are subject to change.)

Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T should consider earning associate of arts or associate of science degrees, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This AAS-T degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 107 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students are advised to

  • Consult with an SHS faculty adviser quarterly for course selection and completion of degree requirements and plan their schedule several quarters in advance (note: all decisions on selection of courses are ultimately the responsibility of the student),
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • All students who intend to transfer should meet with an adviser of the college they plan to transfer to review exact and specific admission requirements.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Karen Townsend | karen.townsend@edcc.edu | 425.640.1595
Tui Lindsey | tui.lindsey@edcc.edu | 425.640.1633
Christina Coiro | ccoiro@edcc.edu | 425.640.1981

Department website
Social and Human Services | www.edcc.edu/shs

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (19 credits)


Communication Skills (10 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (4 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (10 credits)


Natural Sciences (choose 5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Note: These are lab science courses.

Social Sciences (choose 5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Program Requirements (64 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate ability in case management tasks such as assessment, treatment planning, documentation, and referral procedures.
  • Describe a range of evidence-based practice methods, including principles, strategies, and techniques used to assist consumers in reaching their service goals.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work with consumers using communication skills, group interaction, problem solving, ethical procedures and crisis management techniques.

Course Notes


Students desiring to also work toward the Family Support Services Certificate should choose FSS electives and see an FSS adviser.

* This group of five courses (ACE 140, FSS 195, FSS 215, SHS 117 and SHS 200) also meets the requirements for the Prevention Specialist Certificate of Completion, which covers the educational component of the state of Washington’s Associate Prevention Professional (APP) credential.

** Those interested in Prevention can substitute SHS 200 for SHS 212 Advanced Practicum.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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