2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Human Services, Criminology Specialization, AAS



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PURPOSE: Human Services is a rapidly growing career area with a broad range of applications. Graduates will be able to work in the fields of social services, substance abuse, criminology, corrections, and residential forensic settings. Students must be 18 years or older. Students will function effectively in a variety of therapeutic, corrections and rehabilitative activities.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Describe human services theory, vocabulary, and skills needed in the field.
  2. Identify the purpose of human services and its ongoing role in working with individuals, families, groups, communities and society. 
  3. Integrate human services theory and skills into practice.
  4. Identify the major components and functions of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections.
  5. Identify the nature, extent, causes, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum.

 

Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Required Courses


Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 67


Notes:

  1. Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100, MEN 101, MEN 102, MEN 190, and MEN 196 MEN 296) in order to remain in the program.
  2. Students must complete all developmental coursework before enrolling in HMS 100.
  3. Students must complete HMS 100 with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in MEN 101.
  4. Students must complete MEN 101 with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in MEN 102.
  5. MEN 102 must be taken prior to enrolling in MEN 190 and MEN 196. MEN 190 and MEN 196, are co requisites and must be taken in the same semester. Students will complete 100 hours of practical hands-on training on site in a criminology or corrections agency or facility. Students will secure their own practicum sites prior to the start of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes. All internships must be approved by the Human Services and Mental Health program chair.
  6. Students can take a Science course in place of a Math course.
  7. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities such as: Art 101, 102, 103, 104 or 150, any course in Religious Studies or English Literature or any course in Philosophy.
  8. Students entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender   registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site.  Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. Depending on the training practicum site additional tests may be required. Plan accordingly. This may will also be required as a condition of employment.
  9. Students who are convicted felons or are on the sex offender registry in any state may and students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility /or are 18 years of age or younger may not be able to secure internship sites.  This will prevent them from completing requirements for the Human Services degrees and certificates.
  10. Students planning to pursue a 4-year degree in Criminology will need a course in History, Economics or Political Science.
  11. Students who have strong computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

ADJ/HMS/MEN/General Electives


Students interested in earning a Career Studies Certificate in a specific field should enroll in the following courses or select three courses from the electives listing: 10

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