Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Fort Omaha Campus
This degree prepares students for entry-level positions in public and private community agencies and institutions involved with helping professions. Human services workers are prepared to work as a team member, generally working under the direction of a professional, in providing help to the client. The Council for Standards in Human Services Education accredits the Human Services program.
Prospective students should be aware that human services agencies/substance abuse treatment facilities will perform criminal background checks, as well as Department of Health and Human Services child abuse, and vulnerable adult abuse registry checks. This may prevent employment at that agency or facility. The Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling programs will also require students to provide Department of Health and Human Services child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse registry checks before being allowed to do a practicum.
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 46.0
Option Requirements: 30.0
Total credit hours required: 98.5
The associate degree requires successful completion of all requirements listed and that all courses with an HMSV prefix have a C grade or better.
The following General Education courses are recommended for General Human Services (HSAA2): Communication: ENGL 1010 ; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PSYC 1010 ; Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy: HMRL 1010