Human Services Associate in Applied Science

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
CSP 1210 Basic Computer Skills for The Workplace1  
ENG 1205 Writ Comm Skills for Bus Ind & Tech
or ENG 1001 English Composition I
HSR 1000 Introduction To Human Services3  
SOC 1000 Introduction To Sociology3  
SPH 1001 Fundamentals of Speech3  
Elective(s) (see below) 3  
HSR 1201 Counseling Methods & Interviewing Tech  3
HSR 1202 Helping Across Cultures  3
PSY 1000 General Psychology  3
SOC 2001 Social Problems  3
SPH 1204 Oral Communication Skills for Business,yIndustry & Technology
or ENG 1002 English Composition II
Year Total: 16 15
Second YearCredits
HPE 1000 Wellness1  
HSR 1203 Group Dynamics3  
HSR 1205 Case Management Skills3  
HSR 1206 Practicum I4  
PSY 2001 Child Growth and Development
or ALH 1002 Human Growth & Development for HealthyWorkers
Elective(s) (see below) 3  
HSR 1200 Portfolio Development  1
HSR 1204 Addictive Disorders  3
HSR 1207 Practicum II
or HSR 1208 Substance Abuse Treatment Internship
MTH 1008 General Elementary Statistics  3
PHL 1002 Ethics  3
Elective(s) (see below)   3
Year Total: 17 17-18
Total Credit Hours:  65-66


AED 1300, ALH 1001, ANT 1000, 1002, ART 1000, BIO 1000, CRJ 1000, 1030, 1070, 2050* (offered evenings in the Fall odd years only), ECE 1027, ENG 1200, GEG 1003, GEN 2000, 2001, 2002, HON 1001, HSR 1220, LDS 1000, LIB 1000,  LIT 2005, MGT 1230, 2230. MUS 1000, 1090, PHL 1001, 1005, 1013, PSI 1002, 1003, 2000, PSY 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006*, 2200, SOC 1002, SWK 1000, SPN 1010, THE 1006, 2002 (*Recommended electives for Substance Abuse Certificates).

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or, (815) 224-0268.

HSR 1208 must be completed at an approved substance abuse agency.  See Sherry Dockins for details on approved agencies.

HSR 1200 and HSR 1207 or 1208 must be taken concurrently.
This degree is designed to meet employment requirements for students who plan to work in this career area. The intent of the degree is for employment and is not designed as a degree for transfer. However, at the present time many colleges and universities accept the earned credits toward a four year degree. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor or Program Coordinator to verify the transferability of the program or individual courses.

Several options for baccalaureate degree completion for AAS graduates in Human Services are listed below. Students planning to transfer should choose the following course options to meet our degree and transfer requirements:  ENG 1001, 1002 and SPH 1001.

Springfield College in Milwaukee Wisconsin offers a degree in Human Services. Students transferring from our Human Services degree may be able to complete the requirements for the 120 credit baccalaureate degree in 16 months of 4 semesters of satisfactory full-time study.

Southern Illinois University/Carbondale accepts all credit from our Human Services degree. Starting in the Fall of 2013 SIUC will accept up to 78 credits from IVCC toward the 120 required for a baccalaureate degree. Several degree options are available.

Aurora University offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. Students finishing our degree are able to transfer most of their course work toward a BSW degree completion.

Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, and Western Illinois University offer degree programs that accept course work from our Human Services degree toward a baccalaureate degree. Most majors are classified as Interdisciplinary Majors and typically accept up to 80 credits toward the 120 hour requirement.