Human Services

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CCD.edu/Human-Services

Community College of Denver currently offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees in human services.

  

Human Services

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in human services transfer degree represents the transfer-oriented associate degree for human services majors. All A.A.S. human services transfer degree coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better. The CCD human services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (www.cshse.org).

Upon completion, you may transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver's Bachelor of Science program in human services or to the University of Colorado Denver’s Bachelor of Science program in human development and family relations.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
HSE 106 Survey of Human Services 1 3
HSE 107 Interviewing Principles 3
HSE 108 Introduction to Therapeutic Systems 1 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,3 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
HSE 205 Human Services for Groups 3
HSE 206 Human Services for Families 3
HSE 226 Case Management for Human Services Practitioners 3
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
HSE 188 Human Services Practicum I 1 4
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1 or GT-SS2) 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 2 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal17
Fourth Semester
HSE 288 Human Services Practicum II 4
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Course (GT-SS3) 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Child Development: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Astronomy II with Lab: GT-SC1  
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits61
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Fulfills MSU Denver's Global Diversity requirement.

3

 Guaranteed Transfer Math Course: MAT 135 recommended.

  

Pre-Social Work

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in human services, pre-social work pathway represents the transfer-oriented associate degree for human services majors with an emphasis in pre-social work. Upon completion of the A.A.S. human services pre-social work, you will be prepared to transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver's (MSU Denver) Bachelor of Science program in social work. You will be required to apply to the social work program at MSU Denver and admission is not guaranteed. This degree is also transferable to the University of Colorado Denver’s Bachelor of Science in human development and family relations. All A.A.S. human services transfer coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better. The CCD human services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (www.cshse.org).

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,4 3
HSE 105 Introduction to Social Welfare 2 3
HSE 106 Survey of Human Services 1 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,4 3
Choose One Communications Course 4 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 4 3
HSE 107 Interviewing Principles 1 3
HSE 108 Introduction to Therapeutic Systems 1 3
POS 111 American Government: GT-SS1 4 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 4 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
BIO 105 Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1 4 4
HSE 205 Human Services for Groups 3
HSE 206 Human Services for Families 3
PSY 102 General Psychology II: GT-SS3 4 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
HSE 188 Human Services Practicum I 3 4
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1) 4
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Elective 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
Choose One Elective 3
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal17
 Total Credits63
1

Building Block Course

2

Fulfills Global Diversity Requirement at MSU Denver

3

Fulfills Volunteer Experience Requirement

4

These courses are required prerequisites for admission to MSU Denver's social work program.

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Human-Services

Human Services

The human services certificate prepares you for entry-level positions as social and human service assistants. All courses required for the human services certificate can also be applied to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) human services transfer degree or the A.A.S. human services pre-social work degree. Please consult with the human services department chair or an academic advisor to verify the transferability of courses.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
HSE 106 Survey of Human Services 1 3
HSE 107 Interviewing Principles 1 3
HSE 108 Introduction to Therapeutic Systems 1 3
Choose One GT Pathways Course 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
HSE 188 Human Services Practicum I 4
Choose One Human Services Course 3
Introduction to Social Welfare  
Human Services for Groups  
Human Services for Families  
Case Management for Human Services Practitioners  
Choose One Human Services Course 3
Introduction to Social Welfare  
Human Services for Groups  
Human Services for Families  
Case Management for Human Services Practitioners  
Choose One GT Pathways Course 3
English Composition II: GT-CO2  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits25
1

 Building Block Course

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