Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Human Services

Social Sciences

1008 Cedar Hall

319-398-1241

www.kirkwood.edu/socialsciences

Entry time
Fall, Spring, Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree (4 terms)
Associate of Arts Liberal Arts (transfer degree)

The Human Services program has a strong focus on human behaviors, social policy, social programs, communication, record keeping, interviewing, observing, group processes and problem solving. An important aspect of this program is student involvement with community agencies, including observations and hands-on experiences.

The Behavioral Health Paraprofessional Diploma has a strong focus on community mental health and substance abuse issues. The students in the diploma program will engage with community providers, organizations and institutions to provide support and resources to individuals dealing with the above listed issues/concerns. The credits taken in this diploma program along with the completion of the Associate's degree in Human Services will allow the individual student to apply and sit for the national exam to become a certified alcohol and drug counselor.

Career opportunities: adolescent residential centers; advocacy groups; 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; group homes/supervised apartment living; nursing homes; program for seniors; social/recreational programs; supported employment services.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HSV-109

Introduction to Human Services

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

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Math/Science Course (from approved list)

3

 

 

15

Term 2

HSV-110

Human Service Policy and Programs

3

HSV-120

Observation Skills

3

HSV-131

Basic Problem Solving Skills

3

HSV-282

Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation

3

ENG-106

Composition II OR

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

 

 

 

15

Term 3

HSV-201

Loss, Trauma and Resilience

3

HSV-801

Human Services Field Experience

3

 

 

6

Term 4

HSV-200

Adaptation Strategies

3

PSY-121

Developmental Psychology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

SOC-120

Marriage and Family

3

SOC-265

Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

3

 

 

15

Term 5

SOC-220

Sociology of Aging

3

HSV-287

Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

HSV-292

Substance Abuse and Treatment

3

HSV-801

Human Service Field Experience

3

 

 

12

Total program credit hours

63

Optional Courses

HSV-813

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience and Seminar I

6

HSV-814

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience and Seminar II

6

HSV-924

Honors Project

1

HSV-928

Independent Study

1

Behavioral Health Paraprofessional Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HSV-109

Introduction to Human Services

3

HSV-200

Adaptation Strategies

3

HSV-282

Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation

3

HSV-120

Observation Skills

3

 

 

12

Term 2

HSV-131

Basic Problem Solving Skills

3

HSV-201

Loss, Trauma and Resilience

3

HSV-287

Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

HSV-292

Substance Abuse and Treatment

3

 

 

12

Term 3

HSV-800

Human Service Field Experience/Seminar OR

6

HSV-813

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Field Experience and Seminar I

6

 

 

6

Total program credit hours

30

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