Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services AAS Degree

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For more information please see the Human Services Program Overview .


For employment in entry-level job positions in a wide variety of human service agencies by providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, develop skills and explore values appropriate to the profession.

The intent of the specialization in Drug and Alcohol Counseling is to facilitate meeting the criteria established by the Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services to become a Provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC). All State approved course work is offered within the Human Services curriculum.

Note: This degree is available at Grand Island and Hastings

Required Courses

Subtotal: 33

Select from one of the following areas of specialization:

Note: Only one Human Services AAS degree may be earned by any student

Subtotal: 14

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates can meet the requirement by:

   1. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0930 Practical Math OR MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.
  3. Completing a 1000-level MATH or ENGL course with a D or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will complete a minimum of 15 credits of General Education from the following (AA and AS students will have additional requirements):

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 6 credit(s)
    (Required:   AND   OR  )
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy, or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group A, B, C, D or E 3 credit(s)

Subtotal: 15

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 62

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