Human Services, A.S. (Child Development Track)
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The Human Services Program is designed for students interested in the helping professions. Academic and skills-oriented classes, agency visits, and supervised work experiences prepare students for employment in a variety of settings, or for continuing their education in four-year colleges.
Human Services majors may choose one of two tracks:
- Students selecting the Generalist track design their programs of study according to their areas of interest. While taking a core of foundation courses, students prepare for entry-level work or for later specialization in fields such as social welfare, special education, disabilities, family services or counseling.
- Students in the Child Development track prepare to work with young children in their own homes; in day care centers, preschools, or other specialized settings; or for future careers in education, child development and related fields. Courses and internship experiences are designed to help students work toward earning credentials as a child care professional.
Qualifications: To be admitted to internships, students must have an overall GPA of 2.00 (“C”), a 2.50 in career courses; complete outlined courses outlined in the first three terms; complete a four-hour seminar in the fall semester of the second year; complete a formal application process; and be approved following an interview by the Human Services Coordinator.
Students are awarded an A.S. degree in Human Services upon successful completion of the following requirements.
- Successful completion of 60 semester credits of which at least 20 must be earned at Minnesota West Community & Technical College.
- A grade point average of 2.00 ("C") or better.
- A minimum of 30 credits from six general education categories.
|COURSE #||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|Fall Year 1|
|Introduction to Human Services||2|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||4|
|Humanities/fine Arts Elective||3
|Credits Fall Year 1||15|
||Spring Year 1|
|Composition: Technical Writing||3|
|Creative Activities for Young Children||2|
|Special Needs in Children||2|
|Introduction to Ethical Theory||1|
|General Applied Ethics||1|
|Ethics for Human Service Workers||1|
|Psychology of Adjustment||3|
|Child and Adolescent Psychology||3|
||Credits Spring Year 1||16|
|Fall Year 2|
|Foundations of Child Development||2|
|Child Health, Nutrition & Safety||2|
|Guidance: Managing the Physical & Social Environment||2|
|Introduction to Speech||3|
|Credits Fall Year 2||15
|Spring Year 2|
|Human Services - Child Development Internship||8|
|Marriage & the Family||3|
||General Education Electives||3|
||Credits Spring Year 2||14|
Updated: si 10/12/11