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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Social and Human Services - Human Services Associate in Applied Science-T Degree


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Program Description This program provides the foundation, knowledge, and skills for effective work with individuals and families experiencing a variety of life issues and challenges. The focus of this degree is to equip students to successfully compete for entry level positions assisting and empowering consumers served by human services programs and to transfer to colleges having specific bachelor’s degree programs that accept the AAS-T degree. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 110 credits as outlined. 

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (25 credits)


* See General Education Requirements Note

Communication Skills (10 credits)


OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Human Relations and Professional Development Skills (10 credits)


OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills


OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (15 credits)


Natural Sciences and Mathematics (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Social Sciences (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use social science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Humanities (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Use humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems, and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Program Requirements (57 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  1. Demonstrate ability in case management tasks such as assessment, treatment planning, documentation, and referral procedures.
  2. Describe a range of evidence-based practice methods, including principles, strategies, and techniques used to assist consumers in reaching their service goals.
  3. Demonstrate ability to effectively work with consumers using communication skills, group interaction, problem solving, ethical procedures, and crisis management techniques.

Program Electives (take a minimum of 13 credits to complete 110 credits)


** See Program Electives Notes

Program Notes


The program code for this degree is 419R. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • This degree is a professional-technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer. In general, professional-technical degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. This degree will articulate to Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, such as the BAS in Child, Youth, and Family Studies at this college or the BAS in Applied Behavioral Sciences degree at Seattle Central College. (Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements as they are subject to change.)
  • Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T should consider earning associate of arts or associate of science degrees, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Toward the end of their coursework, students have the opportunity to put their knowledge and abilities into practice during a field practicum in a community setting under the supervision of professionals in the student’s area of interest.
  • Upon completion of this degree, students may seek employment in a range of private and public agencies in areas such as case management, prevention, mental health services, senior services, advocacy, and assessment and evaluation services.

* General Education Requirements Note

  • Human Relations and Professional Development Skills: Those interested in Prevention can substitute SHS 106 for SHS 232 Advanced Practicum I.

** Program Electives Notes

  • Not all courses are offered each quarter. Some elective courses are offered only once a year.
  • Students may choose from any of the courses in any combination from the Electives list. Those wishing to also complete one of the certificates in Social and Human Services should choose electives from that specific cluster. Additional courses may be required to complete the certificate. See a faculty advisor.
  • Completion of SHS 104, SHS 106, SHS 117, FSS 195 and FSS 215 also meets the requirements for the Prevention Specialist Certificate of Completion, which covers the educational component of the state of Washington’s Associate Prevention Professional (APP) credential.

The advisors for this program are:
Karen Townsend | karen.townsend@edcc.edu | 425.640.1595
Christina Coiro | ccoiro@edcc.edu | 425.640.1981
Timothy Burdick | timothy.burdick@edcc.edu | 425.640.1633

Department website:
Social and Human Services | www.edcc.edu/shs

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer General Information


Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds CC’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds CC. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.   

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

College Resources

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2017  

Internal Coding


EPC - 419R
TC - 110
CIP - 440000
Last revised - 2017/02/09

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