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Human Services Requirements

Courses

  • COM 181 Basic Public Speaking (or COM 252 Intro to Interpersonal Communication)
  • Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)
  • ENG 101 Writing I
  • ENG 102 Writing II
  • Heritage/Humanities General Education course (rec. SWK 106U Introduction to Social Justice)
  • HMS 101 Human Services Survey 
  • HMS 102 Values of Human Services in a Contemporary Society 
  • HMS 103 Theories and Techniques in Human Services 
  • HMS 104 Group Dynamics for Human Services 
  • HMS 220 Cultural Diversity in Human Service
  • HMS 251 Clinical Practice in Human Services (120 contact hours) 
  • MAT 110 Applied Mathematics (or higher level Quantitative Reasoning course) (rec. MAT 151 Intro to Applied Statistics for transfer) 
  • Natural Sciences General Education course (rec. BIO 112 Introduction to Biology or BIO 120 Human Ecology) 
  • PSY 110 General Psychology 
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
  • Social/Behavioral Science General Education course (rec. PSY 223 Developmental Psychology or SWK 124 Intro to Social Services or SWK 275 The Family or WSG 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies in Social Sciences)
  • Two (2) Elective courses (rec. transfer course or certificate course)
  • Two (2) HMS Technical Elective courses (rec. transfer course or certificate course)

Notes

  • HMS Technical Electives: Please speak with a Human Services Program Advisor about ALL options.  
  • Students must obtain a grade of C or greater in all core classes (HMS 101, HMS 102, HMS 103, HMS 104, HMS 220, and HMS 251), and two technical elective courses that have been selected to complete the core requirements. Transfer institutions may require a grade of C or greater in coursework including general education coursework.
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 4/12/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses 

  • HMS 102 Values of Human Services in a Contemporary Society 
  • HMS 265 Working with Disabilities in Human Services 
  • NAA 100 Nursing Assistant Skills I
  • PSY 230 Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying 
  • SWK 275 The Family 
  • *Please note if planning to take NAA 100 for the Direct Support Work Certificate: The Nurse Aide Department requires a criminal background check with the approved vendor, Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry check, proof of vaccinations (Covid-19, Seasonal Flu), and annual tuberculosis screening. More information will be discussed with your NAA 100 instructor during the course.

Notes

  • The Human Services Program requires (if completing HMS 251: Human Services Clinical) a criminal background check with the approved vendor, Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry check, proof of vaccinations/titers (Hep B, Tdap, MMR, Varicella, and Varicella). Additionally, annual tuberculosis screening, and proof of vaccination for Covid-19 and Seasonal Flu may be required for clinical placement. More information will be discussed with the Program Coordinator at the required time for completion.
  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or greater in each core course, (HMS 101, HMS 102, HMS 103, and HMS 104).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 5/5/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • HMS 101 Human Services Survey 
  • HMS 102 Values of Human Services in a Contemporary Society 
  • HMS 103 Theories and Techniques in Human Services 
  • HMS 104 Group Dynamics for Human Services 
  • HMS 210 Drugs, Society and Human Behavior 
  • HMS 211 Introduction to Addictions 
  • HMS 212 Crisis Intervention 
  • SWK 275 The Family

Notes

  • The Human Services Program requires (if completing HMS 251: Human Services Clinical) a criminal background check with the approved vendor, Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry check, proof of vaccinations/titers (Hep B, Tdap, MMR, and Varicella). Additionally, annual tuberculosis screening, and proof of vaccination for Covid-19 and Seasonal Flu may be required for clinical placement. More information will be discussed with the Program Coordinator at the required time for completion.
  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or greater in each core course, (HMS 101, HMS 102, HMS 103, and HMS 104).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 5/5/22

S.M.A.R.T. Plan