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:
|HUMS A107||History of Systems of Change||3|
|HUMS A122||Substance Use Disorder in Alaska||3|
|HUMS A155||Field Work and Human Service Practice||3|
|HUMS A225||Counseling in Human Service Practice||3|
|HUMS A253||Human Services and Disabilities||3|
|HUMS A255||Group Work in Human Service Practice||3|
|HUMS A288||Case Management in Human Services Practice||3|
|HUMS A295A||Human Services Practicum I||3|
|HUMS A295B||Human Services Practicum II||3|
|HUMS A321||Diversity Issues in Human Services Practice||3|
|PSY A150||Lifespan Development||3|
|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):||9|
|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.