Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 67
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.
Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy the ITE 115 requirement by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the John Tyler Community College ITE 115 Test Challenge Exam.
Students must complete all developmental coursework before enrolling in HMS 100.
Students must complete HMS 100 with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in MEN 101.
Students must complete MEN 101 with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrolling in MEN 102.
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.
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.
Students may take a Science course in place of a Math course.
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.
Students who 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.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.
To determine eligibility for a Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Criminal Justice or Substance Abuse Assistant, students should consult their faculty advisor. Students seeking a career studies certificate (CSC) in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility