Human Services

Human Services

Human Services - Children and Adolescents

Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hus
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Plan 25HB

This program prepares students for entry- and middle-level positions in agencies and programs specialized in helping people. This includes organizations with programs for children, adolescents, and adults provided through hospitals, nursing homes, institutions for people with developmental disabilities, community human services programs, as well as treatment programs for addiction and substance use disorders. The degree-seeking student completes general education and Human Services core courses, plus courses specific to working with children and adolescents. All students are encouraged to consult with department faculty. Human Services courses may transfer to four-year institutions with related programs.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Introduction to Social Work

3

course

Drugs and Society

3

course

Contemporary Mathematics or

other higher level math course or science elective

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Child Growth and Development

3

course

Introduction to Group Dynamics

3

course

Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

course

Ethics in Human Services

2

course

Human Services Practicum Orientation

1

Third Semester

17 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Health and Nutrition

3

course

Adolescent Development

3

course

Human Services Practicum I

4

course

Child Maltreatment

3

course

Trauma and Violence or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

4

Fourth Semester

14 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Principles of Foster Care

1

course

Human Services Practicum II

4

course *

Child, Family, and Community or

course *

The Exceptional Child

3

course

Sociology of the Family

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

3

Total hours for A.A.S. Degree

61

Concentration/Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

course

Institutional Corrections

3

course

Community-Based Corrections

3

course

Juvenile Delinquency

3

course

Principles of Courtroom Testimony

3

course

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children

3

course

Group Care of Infants and Toddlers

3

course

Special Topics in Education

1-3

course

Intimate Violence Crisis Response

4

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders

2

course

Diverse/Multicultural Populations

2

course

Pharmacology and Disease in Substance Abuse

3

course

Principles of Residential Care

3

course

Trauma and Violence

3

course

Advanced Addictions Counseling Skills

3

course

Special Topics in Human Services

1-3

course

Abnormal Psychology or

course

Being Different: The Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

course

Human Sexuality

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* PSY 222 may be used as a prerequisite. See ECE department chair for consent.

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four-year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Mick Cullen at (847) 543-2573 or mcullen@clcillinois.edu, or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.