|Fall Semester (year 1)|
|ENGL102||College Composition I (Accuplacer)||3||0||3|
|HSV110||Introduction to Human Services||3||0||3|
|HSV120||Learning and Behavior||3||0||3|
|HSV123||Supportive Communication Skills||3||0||3|
|Spring Semester (year 1)|
Individual Assessment and Planning
(AHLT114, HSV110, HSV123, HSV120)
Issues in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
(AHLT114, HSV110, HSV123, HSV120)
|MATHxxx||Mathematics Elective (Accuplacer)||4||0||4|
|PSYC101||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|Fall Semester (year 2)|
Fieldwork I For Human Services
(AHLT114, HSV110, HSV120, HSV123)
|HUMA110||Humanities in Western Culture||3||0||3|
|SOSC101||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|Spring Semester (year 2)|
|XXXXxxx||General Education Elective||3/4||0||3/4|
Fieldwork II for Human Services
Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.
12 credits chosen from the following are to be determined with advisement from the Program Director. On an individual basis transfer students will have their transcripts reviewed and courses transferred for electives as appropriate, which may be in addition to electives listed below.
AHLT135* Activities of Daily Living
CRJC101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJC112 Juvenile Justice Administration
CRJC204 Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice(PSYC101)
EDUC105 Children with Special Needs and Their Families
HSV210 Ethical Issues in Human Services(HSV110)
HSV215 Issues of Children and Families (AHLT114, HSV110, HSV123, HSV120)
HSV291 Fieldwork III for Human Services(HSV290)
LNGC120 Sign Language I
NURC101* Skills Training for Nursing Assistants
PSYC210 Abnormal Psychology (PSYC101, PSYC200)
SOSC201 Contemporary Social Problems (any 100 level Social Science)
*Must be matriculated in professional program or receive written permission from the Program Director or Instructor to register for these courses.
For more information on this program, please contact Susan Parry. 603-542-7744 x 5415
The Associate of Science Degree program in Human Services prepares students to work with individuals who are consumers of the human services delivery system, providing them with direct services and linking them with other community services and resources. Graduates of the Human Services program may be employed in a variety of agencies, which provide supports to individuals and families across the life span. That work may be in the field of developmental disabilities, behavioral health, elderly or children and families at risk.
Some human services positions require education beyond an associate degree. This program has articulation agreements with New England College, Franklin Pierce University, Rivier University and Springfield College School of Human Services. Human Service graduates have also successfully transferred to other area colleges.
The College offers Certificate Programs in Human Services or Early Intervention/Family Support Assistant, providing students with the major courses required for beginning level positions, as well as providing them with an entry point for the continuation of studies. All Certificate courses have been incorporated into the Human Services Degree Program.
The Human Services Program Outcomes and Technical/Essential Standards can be found on the College's web site (Human Services Program page) and in the program's handbook.
Many of the programs offered at River Valley Community College may be combined with the Human Services program for a dual degree option.
The applicant for the Human Services program should meet the general requirements for admission to the College. A Criminal Background Check is the responsibility of students and may be required for fieldwork and/or employment upon request of an agency.(Please see the full Criminal Background Check Policy in the Admissions section of the catalog). Students are required to have liability insurance prior to being placed for fieldwork. Transportation to all fieldwork assignments is the responsibility of the student.