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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Associate in Science

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day

Program Description:

The Human Services Associate in Science degree program prepares students for a variety of positions in the diverse field of human services. A strong general education component provides essential broad-based knowledge of individuals and society. The development of effective communication and counseling skills is emphasized. The cornerstone of the program is a field placement, which students complete under the guidance of human-service professionals. Students have the opportunity to explore career options working with children, elders, people with physical and mental disabilities, minority and refugee populations, homeless individuals and families, and other groups in need.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Graduates are competitive candidates for employment advancement in human-service agencies.

Helpful Hints:

Students should enroll in Introduction to Human Services (HUS 101) during their first semester.

Service-Learning: Students are encouraged to gain experience in community organizations by participating in Service-Learning opportunities offered in courses throughout the degree program.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Human Services program are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate basic counseling skills, including active listening, paraphrasing, confronting and engaging clients;
  • Discuss the theory of human services, the current operation of the service system, and major issues facing human services in the United States;
  • Define career options in human services and demonstrate the significant differences in prevention and treatment programs serving various populations;
  • Demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations;
  • Explain and discuss fundamental psychological concepts;
  • Examine the principles and concepts of society’s social problems and develop and analyze strategies for change;
  • Discuss and demonstrate group process and inter-personal relations as it applies in the work place and for clinical use in the field;
  • Apply the Direct Support Skill Standards in their coursework and field work;
  • Develop research and writing skills, particularly those needed for accurate record keeping.

Required Courses


Total Credits: 61-62


*Preparation for College Math will NOT satisfy this requirement, unless Modules 1-12 have been completed.
**If math, preparation for College Math will NOT satisfy this requirement, unless Modules 1-12 have been completed.
****Concentration list of Social Science electives: HUS 102, HUS 103, HUS 151, HUS 154, PSY 100, PSY 162, CRJ 153/LGL 153, PSY 127, PSY 120, CRJ 156/SOC 156, SOC 118, LGL 141, ANT 101, SOC 154, LGL 101, SOC 150, PSY 151, HST 131, PSY 150, HUS 151, PSY 121, PSY 122, PSY 123, PSY 138, PSY 139, PSY 152, PSY 155.
♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Note: In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, the elderly, or other vulnerable populations, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.

Note: Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. A grade of “C” or better must be maintained in Human Services courses. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

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