Counseling and Human Services AS Curriculum

Degree > Counseling and Human Services AS Program

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

AS • Counseling and Human Services

AS.HUS (60 Credit Hours)

This program prepares the student to work in the fields of counseling, social work, human services, and rehabilitation, providing care to clients of all ages. Supervised internships in community facilities and programs are a major component of the program. Students learn to translate theory into actual practice under the guidance of highly trained and experienced faculty members and community professionals. This "hands-on" experience helps the graduate of this program to easily find employment in the profession.

The Counseling and Human Services program is primarily an evening program in order to accommodate students who are working during the day, although several courses are also offered in the afternoon. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for securing employment and for pursuing advanced studies. Many of the graduates of the program continue their studies to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, human services, counseling, and behavioral health care, often while employed in the profession.

The Counseling and Human Services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 571.257.3959.

The program is the only nationally accredited Human Services program in Florida, and no program in the country has been accredited longer.Program Required Courses

YEAR I – First Semester

†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
HUS 1001 Introduction to Human Services - 3 cr.
HUS 1111 Interpersonal Skills in Human Services - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

HUS 1024 Abnormal Behavior: Etiology and Treatment - 3 cr.
HUS 1200 Introduction to Group Process - 3 cr.
HUS 1406 Etiology and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders - 3 cr.
†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

HUS 1540 Principles for Understanding and Working with Families - 3 cr.
HUS 1820 Human Services Practicum I - 2 cr.
Mathematics General Education - 3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester

†BSC 1092 Human Biology and BSC 1092L, Human Biology Laboratory or†BSC 2085, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
BSC 2085L, Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 4 cr.
GEY 1000 Issues of Aging - 3 cr.
HUS 2821 Human Services Practicum II - 3 cr.†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester

HUS 1320 Crisis Intervention - 3 cr.
HUS 1550 Multicultural Perspective in Human Services - 3 cr.
HUS 2311 Strategies of Behavior Modification - 3 cr.
HUS 2822 Human Services Practicum III - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Third Semester

HUS 2008 Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education - 3 cr.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

NOTE 1: The Counseling and Human Services program is an open enrollment program. Courses are not required to be taken in any particular order, although it is highly recommended that students take HUS 1001, Introduction to Human Services, during their first semester I the program. General education courses do not have to be completed before taking Human Services courses.  

NOTE 2: The program has transfer agreements for graduates who want to pursue their bachelor’s degree at the following institutions: University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, and Springfield College.

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