Human Services - A.A.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of human services agencies, and includes applied courses in human services and joint university-agency supervised internships. The core courses provide a solid foundation in case management and client advocacy. Graduates may be able to apply for social work assistant license through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Students also may be eligible to apply for the entry-level licensure process in chemical dependency counseling through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board. However, the program does not prepare students for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) licensure.

The program is designed to articulate fully to Kent State’s B.S. degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services concentration. However, it is also applicable to the bachelor programs in psychology and sociology.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • Salem Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

 

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[RE-AAS-HSRV]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
HDFS 24011INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
HSRV 11000FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 11001GROUP METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 11002SURVEY OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES 3
HSRV 21000DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS 3
HSRV 21001ASSESSMENT METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21002COMMUNITY SUPPORTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21003SOCIAL WELFARE IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21092INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES I (ELR) 13
HSRV 21192INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES II (ELR) 13
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 23
or ENG 21011 COLLEGE WRITING II (KCMP)
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
Technical Electives, choose from the following: 39
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS
Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Courses
Applied Conflict Management (CACM) Courses
Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Courses
Criminology and Justice Studies (CRIM) Courses
Early Childhood Education (ECED) Courses
Early Childhood Education Technology (ECET) Courses
Educational Psychology (EPSY) Courses
Gerontology (GERO) Courses
Health Education (HED) Courses
Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Courses
Human Services (HSRV) Courses
Nursing (NURS) Courses
Office Technology (OTEC) Courses
Psychology (PSYC) Courses
Public Health (PH) Courses
Sociology (SOC) Courses
Foreign Language Courses
Minimum Total Credit Hours:64
1

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 315 internship hours each semester.

2

It is recommended that students planning to enroll in a bachelor's degree take ENG 21011.

3

The following are recommendations for completing technical electives: HED 32530 or PSYC 41364 if preparing for licensure in chemical dependency counseling; HDFS 24012, HDFS 25512 and HDFS 34031 if planning to enroll in the B.S. degree in Human Development and Family Studies; and PSYC or SOC or foreign language courses if planning to enroll in the bachelor's degree in psychology or sociology.

Graduation Requirements

 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HSRV 11000 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 11001 GROUP METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 11002 SURVEY OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or COLLEGE WRITING II (KCMP)
3
HDFS 24011 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
HSRV 21003 SOCIAL WELFARE IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Three
HSRV 21000 DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS 3
HSRV 21001 ASSESSMENT METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21092 INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES I (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
HSRV 21002 COMMUNITY SUPPORTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21192 INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES II (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Technical Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:64