2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services, AAS

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for jobs in human services. Graduates will be prepared to work in the areas of social services, substance abuse, disabilities, and family violence. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete.  Although the purpose of an AAS degree is to gain skills for employment, some transfer institutions may accept some or all of the courses from an AAS major. By selecting specific courses in this major, students may be eligible to complete one or more of the following career studies certificates: Substance Abuse, Bereavement and Grief Counseling, Adult Home Administration.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their faculty advisor and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students 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. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 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 knowledge and practice skills needed for working with those in drug and alcohol abuse programs.
  5. Exhibit the skills needed to function as a mental health worker, including problem-solving, goal-setting, and implementation of strategies and evaluation techniques to interact with a variety of clients.

Required Courses

HMS/MEN/General Electives

Students interested in earning a Career Studies Certificate in a specific field should enroll in the following courses:

Adult Home Administration: 12 Credits

Bereavement and Grief Counseling: 12 Credits

Substance Abuse Assistant: 12 Credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 64


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 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 Adult Home Administration or Bereavement and Grief Counseling, students should consult their faculty advisor.

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100, MEN 101, and MEN 102) in order to remain in the program.

Students must complete all developmental coursework before enrolling in HMS 100.

MEN 190 and MEN 196 are co requisites and must be taken in the same semester. In these courses, students will complete 100 hours of practical hands-on training. Students will secure their own internship 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 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.

Students who are convicted felons or are on the sex offender registry in any state will not be able to secure internship sites. This will prevent them from completing requirements for the Human Services degrees and certificates.

Students who are 18 years of age or younger will be unable to secure the required internship. They will be unable to complete the requirements of the Human Services degree.

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