Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Human Services

Social Sciences/Career Options

1013 Cedar Hall

319-398-4822

www.kirkwood.edu/careeroptions

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Arts degree

2 years (5 semesters)

Associate of Science/Career Option degree is also available. See program coordinator for information.

The Human Services program is designed with a strong focus on human behaviors, social policy, social programs, communication, record keeping, interviewing, observing, group processes and problem solving. Student observations and hands-on experience at community agencies are an important aspect of the program.

The program also prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions and/or for transfers to four-year colleges or universities to become a social worker.

Career opportunities: adolescent residential centers, centers for drug and alcohol abuse, community action programs, community education and prevention programs, community mental health centers, correctional centers, crisis centers, facilities for people with mental illness, nursing homes, programs for seniors.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

BCA-189

Microcomputer Literacy

1

 

(or evidence of computer literacy)

 

ENG-105

Composition I

3

HSV-101

Human Services Career Orientation

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

–––––––

Math

3

 

 

13

Second Semester (Spring)

ENG-106

Composition II

3

HSV-110

Human Service Policy and Programs

3

PSY-121

Developmental Psychology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

–––––––

Humanities - Arts & Ideas

3

 

 

15

Third Semester (Fall)

HSV-120

Observation Skills

3

HSV-131

Basic Problem Solving Skills

3

HSV-282

Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation

3

–––––––

Humanities core

3

–––––––

Science core

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology or

3

SOC-115

Social Problems

 

–––––––

History/Cultures core

6

–––––––

Humanities – Literature

3

–––––––

Science core

3

 

 

15

Fifth Semester (Summer)

HSV-800

Human Services Field Experience and Seminar

6

 

 

6

Total program credit hours

64