Sep 24, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services (480), Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the human services industry and focuses on the training and preparation of entry-level to mid-level social and human services assistants.

Applied degrees (AAS/AAA) are designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Under formal articulation agreements with some four-year colleges and universities, students enrolled in a career/technical program who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies may be able to transfer selected courses into related programs at senior institutions. Students interested in pursuing transfer options should consult with a Thomas Nelson advisor early in their academic career and consult the transfer guide for their intended transfer institution and major.

Articulation Agreement: Students who are interested in transferring to Old Dominion University to continue the AAS Human Services to BS Human Services  plan should meet with Academic Advising early to determine and discuss requirements. 

Possible Career Opportunities

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 18

Fall II

Semester Total Credits 14

Semester Total Credits 18

Total Minimum Credits 66

1Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should choose MTH 151 , MTH 158  or higher.
2May select from HMS 106 , HMS 162 , HMS 231  or HMS 258 .

3Recommended courses to meet requirements are listed under General Education and Wellness Courses .

Program Information (BPSISM)

For additional information about this program visit the Business, Public Services, Information Systems, and Mathematics Division web page, stop by Room 122 Diggs Hall, phone 757-825-2900, or email