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Human Services - AAS

Offered at: Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Gateway Community and Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 4400007000

May be available completely online. Please check with your academic advisor.

Progression in the Human Services Program is contingent upon the achievement of a grade of “C” or better in all core classes (HMS 101, HMS 102, HMS 103, HMS 104, HMS 220, and {HMS 248 OR HMS 251}) and also in the two technical courses that have been selected to complete the core requirements.

Course Title Credits
General Education
ENG 101Writing I3
ENG 102Writing II3
COM 181Basic Public Speaking3
or COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
PSY 110General Psychology3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Social and Behavioral Science3
Heritage/Humanities course3
Quantitative Reasoning course3
Natural Sciences3
Technical Core
Select one of the following two options:3
Introduction to Computers
Approved Digital Literacy Course
HMS 101Human Services Survey3
HMS 102Values of Human Services in a Contemporary Society3
HMS 103Theories and Techniques in Human Services3
HMS 104Group Dynamics for Human Services3
HMS/SWK 220Cultural Diversity in Human Services3
Select one of the following three options:3
Foundational Skills in Para-Professional Practice
Clinical Practices in Human Services
Cooperative Education: (Topic)
Technical courses6
Total Credits60

Technical Courses

Course Title Credits
Technical Courses
Select six hours of the following:6
ANT/REL 130Introduction to Comparative Religion3
ANT 160Cultural Diversity in the Modern World3
ANT 220Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANT 221Native People of North America3
ANT 223Culture Change and Globalization3
ANT 235Food and Culture3
ASL 101UAmerican Sign Language I3
ASL 102UAmerican Sign Language II3
ASL 201UAmerican Sign Language III3
ASL 202UAmerican Sign Language IV3
COM 254Introduction to Intercultural Communication3
CRJ 100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 208Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System3
ECO 101Contemporary Economic Issues3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDP 202Human Development and Learning3
EDP 203Teaching Exceptional Learners in Regular Classrooms3
EDU 130Introduction to Special Education3
EDU 140Introduction to Behavior Management3
FAM 252Introduction to Family Science3
FAM 253Human Sexuality: Development, Behavior, and Attitudes3
FLK 280Cultural Diversity in the United States3
FRE 101Elementary French I4
FRE 102Elementary French II4
FRE 201Intermediate French I3
FRE 202Intermediate French II3
GER 101Elementary German I4
GER 102Elementary German II4
GER 201Intermediate German I3
GER 202Intermediate German II3
HIS 260African American History to 18653
HIS 261African-American History 1865 - Present3
HIS 265History of Women in America3
HMS 200Dynamics of Human Behavior3
HMS 211/SWK 255Introduction to Addictions3
HMS 212/SWK 260Crisis Intervention3
HMS 210Drugs, Society, & Human Behavior3
HMS 2353
HMS 240Service Coordination for Human Services Professionals3
HMS 245Psychiatric Mental Health Technician3
HMS 265Working with Disabilities in Human Services3
HMS 299Special Topics in Human Services: (Topic)1-3
HST 104Health Care Basic Skills I with Clinical3.5
IEC 102Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
IEC 130Early Childhood Development3
IEC 200Child Guidance3
IEC 210Families and Communities in Early Childhood Education3
IEC 260Infant and Toddler Education and Programming3
JPN 101Beginning Japanese I4
JPN 102Beginning Japanese II4
JPN 2013
JPN 2023
MNA 100Medicaid Nurse Aide3
or NAA 100 Nursing Assistant Skills I
NAA 100Nursing Assistant Skills I3
POL 101American Government3
POL 212Culture and Politics in Developing Nations3
POL 235World Politics3
POL 255State Government3
POL 280Introduction to Public Policy3
PSY 180Human Relations3
PSY 185Human Potential3
PSY 223Lifespan Psychology3
PSY 230Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying3
PSY 297Psychology of Aging3
PSY 298Essentials of Abnormal Psychology3
RAE 120Introduction to Chinese Culture3
RAE 150Elementary Chinese I4
RAE 151Elementary Chinese II4
REL 101Introduction to Religious Studies3
REL/ANT 130Introduction to Comparative Religion3
SED 101Sign Language I3
SED 102Sign Language II3
SED 203Sign Language III3
SED 204Sign Language IV3
SOC 151Social Interaction3
SOC 152Modern Social Problems3
SOC 220The Community3
SOC 230Deviant Behavior3
SOC 235Inequality in Society3
SOC 249Media, Society, and Culture3
SOC 260Population, Resources and Change3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (spoken approach)4
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II (spoken approach)4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SWK 124Introduction to Social Services3
SWK 180Introduction to Gerontology3
SWK 222Development of Social Welfare3
SWK 269Social Work in the Juvenile Justice System3
SWK 275The Family3
SWK 276Criminology3
SWK 281Psychology of Aging3
WGS 200Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences3
WGS 201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Arts and Humanities3
Murray State University Courses:
SWK 120 Group Preparation and Selection for Foster and Adoptive Parents2
SWK 121 Child Sexual Abuse for Foster and Adoptive Parents2
Eastern Kentucky University Courses:
COR 106 Foundations of Youth Work3
COR 423* Reclaiming Our Prodigal Sons and Daughters 3
COR 423* Life Space Crisis Intervention3
SWK 106 Food Benefits3

Special Topics course at EKU; different section numbers indicate different topic content.