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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Human Services 
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This area of study is designed to provide the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for entry-level human service workers in community settings such as: hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance abuse counseling sites, and gerontology centers. The curriculum is intended to provide the student with a consolidated body of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function in a variety of health and social services positions. The student may choose from two tracks: human services or chemical dependency. The area of study also provides preparation for transfer to four-year schools and upgrading knowledge and skills of persons already working in community and social service areas.
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts  
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 64)
 Arts Core Course (see p. 64)
 Literature Core Course (see p. 63)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course
 (see p. 65)3
 PSYC-101 General Psychology 3
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4
 Science Core Course (see p. 66)3-4
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 66)3-5
InterdisciplinaryPSYC-200 Life Span Development3
Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.
Human Services Track
Graduates take positions as mental health workers and psychiatric technicians in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings.
HEED-125 Ethics in Professional Practice3
HEED/CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science
 and Art3
HEED-220Crisis Intervention3
HUMS-110Introduction to Human Services3
HUMS/HEED-122Individual Counseling Techniques3
HUMS/HEED-123Group Counseling Skills 3
HUMS/HEED-124Family Counseling Skills
HUMS-150Community Resources and Partnerships3
HUMS-250Community Services Practicum3
PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology3
1One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.
Chemical Dependency Track
The focus of this track is on basic counseling skills for individuals and families, substance abuse prevention, and rehabilitation. This track provides academic coursework to attain certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor–Alcohol and Drug. Additional clinical fieldwork in the addiction field is required.
HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice3
HUMS-110Introduction to Human Services 3
HUMS/HEED-120Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency 3
HUMS/HEED-121Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment 3
HUMS/HEED-122Individual Counseling Techniques 3
HUMS/HEED-123Group Counseling Skills 3
HUMS/HEED-124Family Counseling Skills 3
HUMS-150Community Resources and Partnerships3
HUMS-250Community Services Practicum3
PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology3

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST