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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Human Services Transfer

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Associate in Science

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day

Program Description:

The Human Services Transfer Associate in Science degree program provides students with the coursework needed to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, primarily as human services and social work majors. This program qualifies for MassTransfer , which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

A majority of Human Services Transfer graduates choose to continue their studies at the bachelor’s level in human services, social work or psychology. Academic advisors work closely with students on selecting courses in accordance with their intended bachelor’s degree major and transfer institution.

Helpful Hints:

Students should enroll in Introduction to Human Services (HUS 101) during their first semester.  Selecting a transfer institution early on, is also recommended.

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Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Human Services Transfer 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;
  • Apply knowledge acquired in the program as a foundation for continued study.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 62

*Must be MAT 120 or above
**Concentration list of Social Science electives: ANT 101, CRJ 153, CRJ 156, HST 131, HUS 102, HUS 103, HUS 106, HUS 151, HUS 154, LGL 101 ,LGL 141, LGL 153, PSY 120, PSY 121, PSY 122, PSY 123, PSY 127,  PSY 138, PSY 139, PSY 150, PSY 151, PSY 152, PSY 155, PSY 162, SOC 118, SOC 150, SOC 154,SOC 156

♦ 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. Most of the courses are offered at both the Bedford and Lowell campuses, with the exception of HUS 152 and HUS 153, which are offered in Lowell only.

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