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Human Services (AAS.HSP)

The Human Services degree is for students interested in helping people in need. Graduates can work at agencies that provide services such as substance abuse, mental health, developmental disabilities, child welfare, domestic violence, residential, sexual assault, financial assistance, homelessness, schools, prisons, food assistance, and aging services, etc. Classroom training and field experience prepare graduates of the Human Service program to provide greatly needed services to people who require assistance. Upon completion of this program, students can go either go directly to work or transfer to a 4-year University.

The Human Services student has the opportunity to choose from seven areas of concentration: business, criminal justice, dietetics, education, health, psychology, and sociology. Fifteen semester hours are required from one of the seven areas to complete the program.

To be eligible for internships (work experience and seminar) the following must be completed: 30 semester hours of the required curriculum, Foundations of Human Services (HSP-103) and Social Welfare (HSP-122), and have a 2.0 GPA.

This program of study can lead to a bachelor's degree in human services, sociology, psychology, health studies, and social work. Students should consult with an advisor during their first year regarding specific transfer curricula and elective course work to facilitate a transfer.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


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GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
GEN
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
HSP-103
Foundations of Human Services

HSP-103
Foundations of Human Services

Foundations in the discipline of human services, including: Historical origins, ethics and values, skill development, roles of the profession, career opportunities, challenges, examination of diverse and at-risk populations, and policy issues in human services.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
HSP-122
Social Welfare

HSP-122
Social Welfare

A study of the history, purpose, philosophy, methods and values governing social welfare, with an overview of the American social welfare system, programs and structure of service delivery. Examination of the relationships among social welfare systems and institutional structures.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
GEN
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


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3.0
GEN
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Any IAI Math

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Any IAI Math

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GEN
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IAI Physical or Life Science

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IAI Physical or Life Science

No Description Available
3.0
CORE
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
3.0
CORE
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

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2.0
GEN
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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
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GEN
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IAI Fine Arts

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IAI Fine Arts

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3.0
ELE
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Electives

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Electives

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1.0

Semester Totals

15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
6.0
CORE
HSP-053
Work Experience Seminar I

HSP-053
Work Experience Seminar I

This course accompanies the field experience class. These seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


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1.0
CORE
HSP-054
Field Experience I

HSP-054
Field Experience I

This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


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2.0
ELE
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
6.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
6.0
CORE
HSP-055
Work Experience Seminar II

HSP-055
Work Experience Seminar II

This course accompanies the field experience class. Seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


Prerequisites: HSP 053, HSP 054


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1.0
CORE
HSP-056
Field Experience II

HSP-056
Field Experience II

This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


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2.0
ELE
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
6.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Area of ConcentrationBUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

*3.0 CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

Focuses on the fundamentals of investigation, crime scene applications, and investigative techniques and procedures. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the theory and practicality of investigation from crime scene to courtroom.

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3.0 HED-046
Food Service Sanitation

HED-046
Food Service Sanitation

This course covers the principles of food microbiology, sources, and types of foodborne illness, personal hygiene, and all other rules and regulations for the safe handling of food.

Course Outline

2.0 EDU-100
Introduction to Education

EDU-100
Introduction to Education

An overview of the American education system. Social, historical and philosophical foundations give perspective to an examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. A 30 hours practical lab is required for this course.

Course Outline

3.0 AHE-040
Basic Nurse Assisting

AHE-040
Basic Nurse Assisting

This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide instruction in basic nursing skills in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the State of Illinois certified nursing assistant (CNA) examination.

Course Outline

8.0 ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

This course focuses on the use of positive redirective techniques in shaping behavior so children can learn self discipline and self control. Observation of discipline problems and analyzation of procedures are required of the student.

Course Outline

3.0 ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

Course Outline

3.0 HED-102
Nutrition

HED-102
Nutrition

A course in nutritional education including: food groups, diet goals, energy nutrients, digestion, absorption and metabolism. Water, vitamins, and minerals will be studied. Diet analysis and disease of digestion will be covered.

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3.0 CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Focuses on the application of Constitutional law. Procedural responsibilities of the police as they apply to the constitutional rights of the individual will be emphasized.


Course Outline

3.0 BUS-152
Managerial Accounting

BUS-152
Managerial Accounting

Designed to use accounting information to help management make decisions concerning product costing, planning and controlling operations in an ever-changing business environment.


Course Outline

3.0 CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Justice

CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Justice

Focuses on an overview of the justice system with emphasis on the total system of police, courts, and corrections.

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3.0 SOS-235
Death and Dying

SOS-235
Death and Dying

This course focuses on the psychological and sociological effects of dying and death in our modern American Culture. Major areas studied are: psychological changes a dying person experiences; survivors and grief; death and the child; the funeral; demography of death; contemporary issues.

Course Outline

3.0 AHE-041
Medical Terminology

AHE-041
Medical Terminology

This course focuses on basic vocabulary used in medicine, nursing and allied health occupations.

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3.0 EDU-190
Introduction/Special Education

EDU-190
Introduction/Special Education

This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of exceptional children, including a survey of the child's developmental traits and examination of appropriate intervention techniques.

Course Outline

3.0 BUS-200
Legal Environ/Business

BUS-200
Legal Environ/Business

An introduction to legal systems and law, especially the U.S. legal system. Business-legal relationships in the areas of criminal law, torts, product liability, and contracts are examined. Consumer, labor, and environmental law are studied.

Course Outline

3.0 CJS-166
Corrections

CJS-166
Corrections

Enables the student to develop an understanding of the current problems in correctional institutions. Sentencing trends, alternatives to incarceration, inmate life of population, and their effect on the system will be examined.

Course Outline

3.0 ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0 ECE-083
Instructional Methods

ECE-083
Instructional Methods

This course enables students to do total program planning consistent with the developmental needs of children.

Course Outline

3.0 HED-270
Community Health

HED-270
Community Health

A study of public health, school health, occupational health, social and recreational services and self-care.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-275
The Psychology of Maturity and Old Age

PSY-275
The Psychology of Maturity and Old Age

Study of theories, research methods and findings in the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of individuals past middle age.


Course Outline

*3.0 SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0 SOC-282
Social Problems

SOC-282
Social Problems

An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-274
Child Development

PSY-274
Child Development

Study of theories and research methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.

Course Outline

*3.0 HED-102
Nutrition

HED-102
Nutrition

A course in nutritional education including: food groups, diet goals, energy nutrients, digestion, absorption and metabolism. Water, vitamins, and minerals will be studied. Diet analysis and disease of digestion will be covered.

Course Outline

3.0 ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

This course focuses on the use of positive redirective techniques in shaping behavior so children can learn self discipline and self control. Observation of discipline problems and analyzation of procedures are required of the student.

Course Outline

3.0 CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


Course Outline

*4.0 CJS-158
Juvenile Justice

CJS-158
Juvenile Justice

Designed to familiarize the student with development and trends in the juvenile justice system. It includes delinquency prevention, causation of juvenile crime, and treatment and control of the juvenile delinquent.

Course Outline

3.0 ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories, research methods and findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



Course Outline

3.0 CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Justice

CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Justice

Focuses on an overview of the justice system with emphasis on the total system of police, courts, and corrections.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories, research methods and findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



Course Outline

3.0 ECE-095
Creative Activities for Children

ECE-095
Creative Activities for Children

This course provides students an understanding of the value of and practical experience in preparing creative activities and experiences for children. The student is given many opportunities to explore, develop, and appreciate various types of creative media for preschool children.

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4.0 AHE-042
Advanced Medical Terminology

AHE-042
Advanced Medical Terminology

This course builds and enlarges on basic medical vocabulary used in medicine, nursing and allied health occupations.

Course Outline

*3.0 PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories, research methods and findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



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3.0 SOC-284
Sociology/Deviant Behavior

SOC-284
Sociology/Deviant Behavior

Nature and dynamics of deviant behavior. The course includes theories of deviance, social control and forms of deviant behavior. Forms may include drug use, sexual behavior (prostitution and pornography), personal violence, crime and delinquency and mental disorders.

Course Outline

3.0 CJS-156
Criminal Law

CJS-156
Criminal Law

A study of the concept of social order, examining criminal law. Crime is defined and examined as is criminal responsibility, mental state, physical act and other fundamental legal doctrines.

Course Outline

3.0 SOC-286
Racial and Ethnic Groups

SOC-286
Racial and Ethnic Groups

An examination of American racial and ethnic diversity with an attempt to understand racial and ethnic relations. The examination is made emphasizing the sociological perspective while including material from the other social sciences.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-272
Intimate & Family Relationships

PSY-272
Intimate & Family Relationships

Examines how intimate relationships are formed maintained and how they sometimes fail. Theory, research methods and research on attraction, parenthood, multigenerational families, communication, interdependency, love, sexuality, conflict, power and violence. Explores the changing views of sexuality, families and marriage.


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3.0 HED-290
Disease Processes

HED-290
Disease Processes

The course details with the epidemiology of the major communicable diseases and the causative factors of the degenerative diseases. Historical aspects of diseases are studied. The system of human immunity is the second unit covered.


Course Outline

*2.0 PED-172
Bsc Act Elem/Sec Child

PED-172
Bsc Act Elem/Sec Child

Focuses on games and activities for elementary and secondary level including body mechanics, basic exercises and rhythms. Includes team games for secondary level. EDU-101 is taken simultaneously.

Course Outline

2.0 PSY-274
Child Development

PSY-274
Child Development

Study of theories and research methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.

Course Outline

3.0 ECE-102
Health/Safety/Nutri/Yng Child

ECE-102
Health/Safety/Nutri/Yng Child

This course focuses on the health, safety, and nutritional needs of children in group settings as well as the personal health of the individual. Emphasis is placed on preventive health through education and the development of healthy habits.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-277
Social Psychology

PSY-277
Social Psychology

Study of social behavior including research methods, attitude formation and changes, social cognition, interpersonal relations, group processes, and social influences.


Course Outline

*3.0 HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.

Course Outline

3.0 HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.

Course Outline

3.0 PSY-273
Abnormal Psychology

PSY-273
Abnormal Psychology

Takes an integrative approach to psychopathology. Areas of study include research methods; clinical assessment and diagnosis; descriptions, causes, and treatments of the major psychological disorders; and legal and ethical issues in abnormal psychology.


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*3.0 PED-285
Fitness for Life

PED-285
Fitness for Life

An individual approach to assist students to develop a lifetime of wellness through fitness. The course includes a thorough physical fitness/risk factor assessment battery. Students will be required 2 hours of physical workout a week.

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3.0 EDU-103
Teaching/Learning W/Technology

EDU-103
Teaching/Learning W/Technology

This course features practical ways to use various types of technology for the K-12 classroom teacher. This is a basic course in microcomputers, their operation, and utilization in K-12 classrooms.


Course Outline

3.0 EDU-200
Educational Psychology

EDU-200
Educational Psychology

The application of psychology principles to education. Special emphasis on understanding growth and development, the learning process, motivation, intelligence, evaluation, measurement, creativity and the impact of culture on learning styles.

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3.0 EMS-050
Emergency Medical Tech-Basic

EMS-050
Emergency Medical Tech-Basic

This course provides the student with an understanding of his/her roles and responsibilities within the EMS system, including operations, patient assessment, and emergency medical care. Students successfully completing this course will be eligible to take the EMT-Basic licensing examination. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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7.5 HSP-101
Dynamics of Domestic Violence

HSP-101
Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Study of dynamics of Domestic Violence, focusing on program philosophy, cultural diversity, direct relation of substance abuse, crisis intervention, understand IL Domestic Violence Act, criminal aspects, battering treatment & how Domestic Violence affects children & our society.

Course Outline

3.0 HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.

Course Outline

3.0 HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.

Course Outline

3.0 EDU-210
Diversity in Schools and Societies

EDU-210
Diversity in Schools and Societies

This course is a study of how schooling is shaped by and ought to respond to the social contexts in which it occurs, particularly in multicultural and global contexts.

Course Outline

3.0 HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.

Course Outline

3.0 HED-200
Principles of Health

HED-200
Principles of Health

This course is designed to explore the most important health issues current and past. Helping students to make responsible decisions that will affect them throughout their life. Focus will be on interrelating behavior with one's own health decisions.

Course Outline

3.0
 
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