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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social and Human Services, AS

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Graduates of tThe Associate in Science (AS) in Social and Human Services program are prepared s students for further education and careers in human services, counseling, social work, psychology, gerontology, or other related fields. Graduates may to work under the supervision of counselors, social workers, psychologists, sociologists, and other professionals . They may work at hospitals, mental health clinics, residential facilities, or community service agencies, serving in many roles that make a positive impact in any community. Additionally, graduates can continue to a bachelor’s degree program in human services, counseling, social work, psychology, gerontology, or other related fields.

Employment in Social and Human Services is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. A growing elderly population and rising demand for social services are expected to drive demand. Employment and wages data for Human Services are published by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics at: www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211093.htm

Program Structure

This is an open enrollment program; upon admittance to the college, no additional application is required.

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 60 credit hours in the following areas: 15 credit hours of General Education Requirements, 36 credit hours of Program Requirements, and 9 credits in a Specialty Track or Electives. The curriculum includes a combination of classroom and field experiences.

Students who successfully complete all requirements for the Social and Human Services AS degree may concurrently earn the Human Services Generalist College Credit Certificate (CCC). By completing additional required coursework, students may also earn these certificates:

  • Addiction Services College Credit Certificate (CCC)
  • Youth Development Services College Credit Certificate (CCC)

To earn each College Credit Certificate, the student must declare it as a Secondary Major. Please contact the program advisor for more information.

Residency Requirements

Students will complete a total of 100 internship hours in a Social And Human Services setting. HUS 2842L - Counseling Residency I will provide an environment in which to integrate the knowledge, theory, skills, and behaviors of the profession.

Some settings may require a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting and drug screening. Health history and proof of immunizations may be required. Students may also be required to complete pre-residency training or other activities. Students must provide their own transportation to and from their assigned residency sites.

Board Certification Opportunities

The Social and Human Services AS program is a member of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) and supports the work of the Council in setting national standards for human service education. This distinction allows students to sit for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination (HS-BCPE™). After passing the exam, earning the AS degree in Social and Human Services, and obtaining supervised post-graduate human services work experience, students will be eligible to apply for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP™) credential. For more information, contact the program advisor or Center for Credentialing & Education at http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/HSBCP.

The Social and Human Services Program is a Florida Certification Board approved provider. Students who complete the Addiction Services CCC may meet training requirements for Florida board certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor. Students who complete AS in Social and Human Services may meet the training requirements for additional board certifications. For more information, contact the Florida Certification Board at https://flcertificationboard.org/.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill all requirements of their program to be eligible for graduation. To earn the AS in Social and Human Services degree, all courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, including General Education, Program, and Specialty Track Requirements or Electives. Students must indicate their intention to attend the commencement ceremony by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.

General Education Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

  • 3 credits
  • General Education Core Social Sciences (Students required by F.A.C. 6A-10.02413 to demonstrate Civic Literacy should take AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) 3 credits
  • General Education Core Mathematics 3 credits
  • General Education Core Natural Sciences 3 credits
  • General Education Core Humanities 3 credits

Program Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Specialty Track or Electives: 9 Credit Hours

Choose one option:

Option 2: Youth Development Track (9 Credit Hours)

Option 3: Electives (9 Credit Hours)

  • Any 1000 or 2000 level courses 9 credits (Recommended: HUS 2315 if not taken above)

Total Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours

Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics/ and on the School of Health Professions Home page at: www.fsw.edu/sohp

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