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Technical Program

Human Services (AAS.HSP.SOC)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

To go to the Human Services Handbook Site, click here

The Human Services program is designed to prepare students with skills to work in a variety of settings such as homes for the developmentally disabled, activity-psychosocial areas of senior residential homes, special education schools, state agencies, correctional centers, probation offices, social service areas of hospitals and mental health facilities. Classroom training and field experience prepare graduates of the Human Services program to provide greatly needed services to people who require assistance.

To be eligible for the field experience the following must be completed: 30 semester hours of the required curriculum, 2.0 GPA, Foundations of Human Services HSP103 and Social Welfare HSP 122. This program of study can lead to a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science, sociology, or social work. Students should consult with an advisor during their first year regarding specific transfer curricula and electives course work to facilitate a transfer.



Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Helen Hendren
(217) 234-5409
hhendren@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
PSY 271
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

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Introduction to Psychology
3
HSP 103
Foundations in the discipline of human services, including: Historical origins, ethics and values, skill development, roles of the profession, career opportunities, challenges, examination of diverse and at-risk populations, and policy issues in human services.

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Foundations of Human Services
3
No description available

Math (IAI M1)
3 - 4
HED 200
This course is designed to explore the most important health issues current and past. Helping students to make responsible decisions that will affect them throughout their life. Focus will be on interrelating behavior with one's own health decisions.

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Principles of Health
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15 - 16
 
Second Semester
ENG 121
Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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Composition II *
3
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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or
Introduction to Speech Communication
 
HSP 122
A study of the history, purpose, philosophy, methods and values governing social welfare, with an overview of the American social welfare system, programs and structure of service delivery. Examination of the relationships among social welfare systems and institutional structures.

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Social Welfare
3
CIS 160
Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the PC. These learning activities include MS Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design,Database Management, Internet access, and presentation program. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Practical Software Applications
3
HED 178
The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

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Responding to Emergencies
2
No description available

Area of Concentration
3
  Total Semester Hours:
14
 
Summer Term
HSP 053
This course accompanies the field experience class. These seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


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Work Experience Seminar I *
1
HSP 054
This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


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Field Experience I *
2
No description available

Area of Concentration
3
  Total Semester Hours:
6
 

Second Year
First Semester
HSP 055
This course accompanies the field experience class. Seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


Prerequisites: HSP 053, HSP 054


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Work Experience Seminar II *
1
HSP 056
This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


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Field Experience II *
2
No description available

Area of Concentration
6
No description available

Humanities (IAI H)
3
No description available

Elective
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester - Option A
HSP 057
This course accompanies the field experience class. These seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


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Work Experience Seminar III
1
HSP 058
This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


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Field Experience III
2
No description available

Area of Concentration
3
No description available

Electives
7 - 8
  Total Semester Hours:
13 - 14
 
Second Semester - Option B
No description available

Area of Concentration
3
  Total Semester Hours:
3
 


Total Program Hours: 66 - 68

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