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Human Services

Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Arts

Description:

The AA degree in Human Services provides employees for human services agencies in Northeast Iowa and in the surrounding tri-state area. The program is designed to enable you to enter the workforce as a human service worker on a counseling staff, as a youth care supervisor or in other occupations in the area. It also prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an area of interest such as social work, psychology, sociology, special education or substance abuse.


Human Services

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, program applicants, prior to the field experience, may be required to complete a criminal record/child and adult abuse registry check. A positive report may prevent you from participation in field experience and completion of the program. Some field experience affiliations may require additional screening requirements.


Human Services

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 66.5

View the printable Ed Plan.

Completion of Associate of Arts degree requirements AND

 
CourseTitleCredits
HSV:150 Human Services Technology I 3.0
HSV:162 Intro to Human Disabilities and Services 3.0
HSV:225 Counseling Techniques 3.0
HSV:250 Essentials of Behavioral Modifications 3.0
HSV:256 Concepts of Addiction 3.0
HSV:270/PSY:294 Crisis Intervention 3.0
HSV:284 Case Management 3.0
PSY:111 **Introduction to Psychology 3.0
PSY:121 **Developmental Psychology OR 3.0
PSY:226 **Psychology of Aging 3.0
PSY:241 **Abnormal Psychology 3.0
SOC:110 **Intro to Sociology 3.0
* Computer Elective 1.5

**Will apply toward General Education core requirements

*Electives

Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200

Note: Students must attain a minimum grade of C- in all HSV course work.

Human Services

Employment Information:

This program also prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an area of interest such as social work, psychology, sociology, special education or substance abuse.

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$17,458 - $20,174

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)

190

Employers of NICC Alumni

Clayton County Visiting Nurses Association, Elkader, IA
DAC, Inc., Maquoketa, IA
Hillcrest Family Services, Dubuque, IA
Keystone AEA, Dubuque, IA
Mid Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Fort Dodge, IA
Prairie View RCF, Fayette, IA
RISE, Ltd, Elkader, IA
StoneHill Franciscan Services, Dubuque, IA

Sample Job Titles

CNA
Direct Care Provider/ Certified Med Aide

Human Services

Additional Information:

Upon approval for field experience, students will be required to complete a background check conducted by the agency in which the student plans to be placed.

Related Student Organizations

Team Intervene is a student-led organization that promotes healthy decision making and lifestyles. Team Intervene partners with local agencies to provide presentations, organize special events and coordinate social marketing campaigns. The group participates in trainings, conferences and activities that help build a human services network.

Contacts

Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext 208
ecklundt@nicc.edu

Elizabeth Schuler
Human Services Instructor
800.728.7367, ext 472
schulerel@nicc.edu

Sam Townswick
Human Services Instructor
800.728.2256, ext. 336
townswis@nicc.edu