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HUMAN SERVICES - EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT OPTION (EVENING PROGRAM)

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Human Services - Early Childhood Development

To provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values needed for employment in the human services field.

Human services worker is a generic term for individuals with a wide array of job titles and responsibilities. Human service workers usually work and provide services under the direct supervision of professionals from a variety of fields. These services would include: direct and indirect client care, assess client needs, lead group activities, assist clients in need of counseling and/or crisis intervention, teach daily living skills, act as a liaison for family members, provide emotional support, and treatment plan participation.

Human service workers are employed by state and local government agencies, individual and family services providers, emergency and relief services, as well as, residential mental retardation, mental health, and substance abuse facilities. According to the U. S. Department of Labor the median income for human service workers is $21,000.The projected growth in job opportunities for human service workers is in the 25-35% range for the next ten years.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0
  3. Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: CPT, ECD, ENG, HUS, PSY, SOC, SPC
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: CPT, ECD, ENG, HUS, PSY, SOC, SPC
  3. Complete or Maintain CPR Certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  4. Curriculum Completion Requirement - 60 months

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
OR
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
15 0 15

Required Major Core Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I 1 8 3
HUS 110 Orientation to Human Services
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
1 0 1
HUS 251 Supervised Field Placement II 1 12 4
HUS 255 Supervised Field Placement III 1 12 4
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 215 Psychology of The Mentally Retarded 3 0 3
PSY 218 Behavior Modification
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 230 Interviewing Techniques
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 237 Crisis Management 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
28 32 36

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 101 Introduction To Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management 2 3 3
ECD 131 Language Arts 2 3 3
ECD 132 Creative Experiences 2 3 3
ECD 133 Science & Math Concepts 2 3 3
ECD 135 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 3
14 12 18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 101 Introduction To Early Childhood 3 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition I
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 105 Personal/interpersonal Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
12 0 12

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
HUS 110 Orientation to Human Services
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
1 0 1
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 218 Behavior Modification
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
13 0 13

SEMESTER 3 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I 1 8 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3
OR
MAT110College Algebra 3 0 3
PSY 230 Interviewing Techniques
*Prerequisite for Field Placement
3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
10 8 12

SEMESTER 4 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 131 Language Arts 2 3 3
ECD 133 Science & Math Concepts 2 3 3
HUS 251 Supervised Field Placement II 1 12 4
5 18 10

SEMESTER 5 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management 2 3 3
ECD 135 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 3
PSY 237 Crisis Management 3 0 3
8 3 9

SEMESTER 6 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ECD 132 Creative Experiences 2 3 3
HUS 255 Supervised Field Placement III 1 12 4
PSY 215 Psychology of The Mentally Retarded 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
9 15 13
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  69

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Tony Fowler

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $17,500.00

Local Average Salary: $18,500.00

National Starting Salary: $20,500.00

National Average Salary: $21,500.00