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2021-2022 Social and Behavioral Science, Education Pathway
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Human Services

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

The Human Services program is designed to provide pre-employment training and education for entry-level social service workers and substance abuse counselors through classroom studies and practical experience. They may be serving people in such areas as senior services, crisis counseling, corrections, health, recreation, developmental disabilities, residential treatment or chemical dependency. The agencies provide inpatient and outpatient programs. Students are prepared during the program to take the exam that provides Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC) Level 1 certification.

Some courses in this program may not transfer to other institutions. Students intending to transfer should seek advisor assistance to determine transferability.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for human service programs are:

Apply principals of ethical decision making in the human services field and practice ethical behavior in relation to self and others within the helping relationship.

Establish rapport and a therapeutic alliance with clients through the demonstration of empathy, genuineness, congruence, and unconditional positive regard.

Promote personal growth in self and others by practicing positive living, optimism, self-examination and willingness to change.

Exhibit sensitivity and insight into the wide variety of problems in living experienced by individuals and groups in contemporary society.

Demonstrate clinical skills of screening, assessment, treatment planning, termination and referral.

Incorporate knowledge about the interrelated effects of addictions, poverty, mental and physical illness, and homelessness on family dynamics and intimate relationships in an integrated approach to addressing issues of family and intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect.

Demonstrate specific skills in active listening, motivational interviewing, group counseling, crisis intervention and management, and counseling chemically dependent, traumatized, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients, as well as those with co-occurring mental health and addictions diagnoses.

Function effectively as a member of a team in providing services, designing programs, and working collaboratively among agencies and organizations for the benefit of clients and the community.

Actively engage in continuing education, lifelong learning and pro-active self-care.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take the college placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by the placement scores.  In addition, students may be required to enroll in courses that would increase their employability and success. 

Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of human services agencies prior to considering human services as a career choice. Practicum placement may require passing a criminal history background check. The inability to pass this check may preclude completion of the program. Students in recovery seeking placement in substance abuse treatment programs may also be required to demonstrate two years’ sobriety. More information is available from the Human Services Department.

Human Services is a limited-entry program requiring completion of an application that includes a writing sample and personal references. For more information on how to apply, including application deadlines, visit the Human Services website at www.roguecc.edu/humanservices.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Human Services Department coordinator’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, social science courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core require­ments. Each College Now credit student must meet with a faculty member to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better and passing the counseling skills competency requirement as demonstrated through a series of videotaped counseling interviews will receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade. A total of 528 hours of documented practicum (16 credits) is required. A minimum of three practicum seminars must also be completed.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

92

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites 1
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

MTH60

BT160 AAS Degree Only, or higher level math

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 2

0-2

 

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

15-17

 

Fall

Please meet regularly with your advisor

HS100

Introduction to Human Services

3

fall term only

HS170

Introduction to Practicum

3

 

fall term only

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

PSY201

General Psychology I

4

 

PSY231

Human Sexuality

3

 

SOC243

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

4

 

 

Total Credits:

18

 

Winter

HS144

Introduction to Assertiveness

1

 

winter term only

HS152

Stress Management

1

 

winter term only

HS155

Interviewing Theory and Techniques

4

 

winter term only

HS175

Ethics for Counselors

1

 

winter term only

HS261C

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

3

 

16 total credits required (credits may vary by term)

PSY215

Lifespan Human Development

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Spring

HE208

HIV and Infectious Diseases

1

 

 

HS261C

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

3

 

16 total credits required (credits may vary by term)

HS115

Client Record Management

1

 

spring term only

HS158

Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice

3

 

spring term only

HS202

Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client

3

 

spring term only

PSY228

Introduction to Positive Psychology

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

Fall

Please meet regularly with your advisor

HS200

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

fall term only

HS201

Family Dynamics

3

fall term only

HS210

Motivational Interviewing

3

fall term only

HS261C

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

3

16 total credits required (credits may vary by term)

PSY219

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

4

 

 

Total Credits:

16

 

Winter

HS260

Group Counseling

4

 

winter term only

HS261D

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

4

 

16 total credits required (credits may vary by term)

HS266

Crisis Intervention Strategies

3

 

winter term only

HS268

Co-Occurring Disorders: Introductory Theory And Counseling

3

 

winter term only

SOC230

Introduction to Gerontology

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

18

 

 

Spring

HE261

CPR/Basic Life Support Provider

1

HS261C

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

3

16 total credits required (credits may vary by term)

HS265

Counseling Theories

3

spring term only

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

4

SOC218
SOC235

 

 

Total Credits:

11

1 All prerequisite courses are required for graduation and may include additional classes based on placement scores.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

 

For more information, contact the Human Services and Social Science Department.

Human Services and Social Science Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: humanservices@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/humanservices
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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