The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Human Services prepares students for a broadly defined field, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base. This degree program focuses on prevention, remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.
The Associate of Applied Science in Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).
- Complete the Admission Requirements for Associate Degrees.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|History of Systems of Change
|Substance Use Disorder in Alaska
|Field Work and Human Service Practice
|Counseling in Human Service Practice
|Human Services and Disabilities
|Group Work in Human Service Practice
|Case Management in Human Services Practice
|Human Services Practicum I
|Human Services Practicum II
|Diversity Issues in Human Services Practice
|or PSY A200
|Introduction to Behavior Analysis
|Complete 9 credits from the list below or other 100, 200, or 300 HUMS courses, including special topic courses. (Consultation with faculty advisor recommended):
|Prevention of High Risk Behaviors in Adolescents
|Introduction to Children's Behavioral Health
|Teaching Social Skills to Youth in Children's Behavioral Health
|Positive Behavioral Supports in Children's Behavioral Health
|Trauma Informed Work with Children
|Systems of Conflict and Collaboration
|Substance Abuse Prevention
A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Associate of Science in Human Services will be able to:
- Apply the skills and competencies necessary to assess clients' individual needs: develop and implement a plan of action.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Standards for Ethical Behavior in their professional work.
- Demonstrate active listening, and counseling skills, dealing effectively with conflict, clarifying expectations, and establishing rapport.
- Apply knowledge to working in community-based human services organizations.