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2021-2022 Social and Behavioral Science, Education Pathway
Social and Behavioral Science, Education guided pathway at RCC

Human Services Transfer to Southern Oregon University

Associate of Science Degree

About the Program

The Associate of Science degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). It has been developed in close cooperation with the School of Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education at SOU. The SOU departments of psychology and sociology/ anthropology offer an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program focusing on the needs of human service professionals, a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science. RCC’s Associate of Science (AS) degree is articulated with SOU’s Human Service program.

Students should contact the SOU Human Services program early in the first year of the AS program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to the school or program. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements in effect at SOU.

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 complete the Placement Process 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 level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes 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, www.roguecc.edu/humanservices.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the department coordinator’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven 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 Human Services Department advisor to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all 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, to receive their degrees. A total of 264 hours (8 credits) of documented practicum is required and a minimum of two practicum seminars must also be completed. For admission to the SOU Human Services program, RCC students who begin this degree fall term 2017 or later must earn a minimum grade of “C” in, MTH243, PSY201, PSY202, PSY215, SOC204 and WR122.

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.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

97-100

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
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1, 2

0-2

 

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking 1

4

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I 3

0-4

MTH60

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations 1

3

 

 

WR121

English Composition I 1

4

 

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

11-17

 

 

Fall

Please meet regularly with your advisor

 

HS100

Introduction to Human Services

3

 

fall term only

HS170

Introduction to Practicum

3

 

fall term only

PSY201

General Psychology I

4

 

 

SOC243

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

4

CJ243

 

MTH243

Probability and Statistics 3

4

 

MTH243R- for non-STEM students (who have not taken MTH95/96)

 

Total Credits:

18

 

 

Winter

HS152

Stress Management

1

 

winter term only

HS155

Interviewing Theory and Techniques

4

 

winter term only

HS175

Ethics for Counselors

1

 

winter term only

HS261D

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

4

 

 

PSY202

General Psychology II

4

 

 

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

Spring

HE208

HIV and Infectious Diseases

1

 

fall/spring term only

HS115

Principles of Client Record Management

1

 

spring term only

HS202

Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client

3

 

spring term only

HS261D

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

4

 

 

HS158

Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice

3

 

spring term only

PSY215

Lifespan Human Development

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Fall

Please meet regularly with your advisor

 

HS200

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

 

fall term only

HS210

Motivational Interviewing

3

 

fall term only

BI101

Introduction to Biology I

4

 

or approved Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

BI101L

Introduction to Biology I Lab

0

 

 

SOC204

Introduction to Sociology

4

 

 

MUS208

Film Music

3

COMM115

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

17

 

 

Winter

HS260

Group Counseling

4

 

winter term only

HS268

Co-Occurring Disorders: Introductory Theory and Counseling

3

 

winter term only

WR122

English Composition II

4

WR227

 

BI102

Introduction to Biology II

4

GS104

or approved Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

BI102L

Introduction to Biology II Lab

0

 

 

MUS206

Introduction to Rock Music

3-4

MUS201

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

18-19

 

 

Spring

HS265

Counseling Theories

3

 

spring term only

SOC230

Introduction to Gerontology

4

 

 

BI100SB

Biology of Human Body Systems

3-4

GEOG100/ GS107

or approved Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology

3-4

PHL103

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

13-15

 

 


1 Required for graduation.

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

3 MTH95 or MTH96 prerequisite required before enrolling in MTH243.

Approved Humanities Electives

(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-11 credits.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART131

Introduction to Drawing

3

ART204,205,206

History of Art I, II, III

4-4-4

COMM115

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

4

ENG104

Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

4

ENG105

Introduction to Literature (Drama)

4

ENG106

Introduction to Literature (Poetry)

4

ENG107

World Literature: Ancient to Classical

4

ENG108

World Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG109

World Literature: Enlightenment to Modern

4

ENG201,202

Shakespeare I, II

4-4

ENG204

Introduction to English Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG205

Introduction to English Literature: 18th Century to Romantic

4

ENG206

Introduction to English Literature: Victorian to Modern

4

ENG253

Survey of American Literature: Colonial

4

ENG254

Survey of American Literature: 19th Century

4

ENG255

Survey of American Literature: 20th Century

4

ENG257

African American Literature

4

ENG260

Introduction to Women Writers

4

ENG275

The Bible as Literature

4

HUM101

Introduction to Humanities: Classical to Medieval

4

HUM102

Introduction to Humanities: Renaissance to Enlightenment

4

HUM103

Introduction to Humanities: Romanticism to 20th Century

4

HUM215

Native American Arts and Cultures: Eskimo/Inuit

4

HUM216

Native American Arts and Cultures: First Nations of the Northwest Coast

4

HUM217

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Plains

4

HUM218

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Southwest

4

HUM219

Native American Arts and Cultures: Peoples of Mexico

4

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3

MUS108

Music in World Cultures

4

MUS201

Exploring Music: Introduction to Music history

4

MUS205

History of Jazz

3

MUS206

Introduction to Rock Music

3

MUS208

Film Music

3

MUS261

History of Western Music I: Ancient to Baroque

4

MUS262

History of Western Music II: Classical to Romantic

4

MUS263

History of Western Music III: 20th Century to Modern Day

4

MUS264

History of Rock I: The Roots of Rock

3

MUS265

History of Rock II: Rock’s Golden Age

3

MUS266

History of Rock III: Heavy Metal to Hip Hop

3

PHL101,102,103

Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning

4-4-4

REL201

World Religions

4

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology

4

SPAN201,202,203

Second Year Spanish I, II, III

4-4-4

TA141

Fundamentals of Acting

4

WR241,242,243

Imaginative Writing I, II, III

4-4-4

Approved Science/Lab Science Electives

(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 11-12 credits − at least two courses must have labs. Note that only one course can be a regional field studies course indicated by asterisk.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BI100SB

Biology of Human Body Systems (non-lab course)

3

BI101,102,103

Introduction to Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI121,122

Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II w/lab

4-4

BI211,212,213

General Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI231,232,233

Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI234

Microbiology w/lab

4

CIS195

Web Authoring I (HTML/CSS) (non-lab course)

4

G100

Fundamentals of Geology (non-lab course)

3

G101,102,103

Introduction to Geology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

GEOG100

Introduction to Physical Geography (non-lab course)

3

GS104

Physical Science: Physics w/lab

4

GS107

Physical Science: Astronomy w/lab

4

GS108

Physical Science: Oceanography w/lab

4

GS170 *

Regional Field Studies w/lab

4

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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