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Associate of Science in Human Services
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Associate of Science in Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 62


About Associate of Science in Human Services

The Associate of Science in Human Services program provides a multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse curriculum as the foundation for entry-level career pathway in the human services field.   The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for employment at entry level para-professional positions in human services assisting social workers and other allied health professionals like counselors, psychologists, nurses and medical doctors.


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

English Composition Requirement

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

SI 110/ 110L

Environmental Biology/ Environmental Biology Laboratory

4

Choose One

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

Total

20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HM 110

 Introduction to Community Services

3

HM 201

 Social Welfare and Development: Global Challenges

3

PY 120

 General Psychology

3

HM 150

 Human Development Diversity

3

HM 180

 Human Services Practicum Orientation

3

HM 205

 Foundations of Case Management

3

HM 225

 Substance Abuse Prevention

3

HM 250

 Ethics and Values in Human Services

3

HM 292

 Human Services Practicum

3

Choose One

CD 221

 Child Growth & Development

3

ED 220

 Human Growth & Development

Human Services Electives (Complete 12 credits from the list below)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 100

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 104

 Dynamics of Substance Abuse

3

VC 101

 Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

 Introduction to Theater

3

EN 194

 Technical Communication

3

HL 130

 First Aid & Safety

1

PY 100

 Personal Adjustment

3

PY 125

 Interpersonal Relations

3

HS 152

 Customer Service

3

HU 120

 Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

 Guam Cultures & Legends

3

Total

42

Program Total

62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AS in Human Services program, students will be able to:
  1. Explain human service practice concepts and principles within a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural setting among children & family, mental health and disabilities, aging, substance abuse & the criminal justice system.
  2. Demonstrate entry level human services skills in human service settings.
  3. Describe human values and ethical responsibility pertaining to the human service worker.

Frances Mendiola

“I am 50 years old and I’ve always wanted to go back to school and complete my education. When I had kids, I felt something was lacking. I felt like a hypocrite telling them to study. I went back to school at GCC, and graduated from the Adult High program in May. I am now pursuing my associate degree in Human Services. I’m reaching my goals and setting a great example for my children.”


HM250 Ethics and Values in Human Services

The course is designed to help students integrate values and ethics into all aspects of human services and ultimately the practice in the field of human services and its related services.

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HM225 Substance Abuse Prevention

The course critically examines the field and practice of substance abuse prevention in human services.  Students will gain knowledge into the evidence-based, prevention research and programming, as well as facts about drugs and other prevention work such as community awareness, prevention education and evaluation.  Students will gain firsthand experience in learning about various community-based programs aimed at substance abuse prevention. 

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HM150 Human Development Diversity

The course examines concepts and principles concerning human diversity. It sensitizes students to the complex social-economic-political issues diverging from human equality, conflict resolution, as well as examining the effects of social injustice toward persons of race, gender, sexual orientation and disability. Additionally, students are provided awareness of social change affecting the professional commitment to ensure nondiscriminatory treatment and equal access for clients at all levels of practice interventions. 

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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Certificate in Family Services

The Certificate in Family Services program is designed to provide entry level training for paraprofessionals providing human services to families. Emphasis is placed on developing competencies for the effective delivery of human services.

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Associate of Science in Emergency Management

Emergency Management graduates will be able to apply basic emergency management skills in the event of natural and manmade disasters. Graduates will be able to implement the four major areas of emergency, namely, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.

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