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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services AS, Child and Family Services Option

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Program Description

Join an exciting field helping children and families! Careers in Child & Family Services afford the opportunity to assist children, youth, elderly, and families in a variety of community-based settings. Specific career fields require varying levels of degree completion and include aging services, child and parenting practitioner, child life specialist, family policy and law, human service management, infant mental health specialist, international human services, marriage and family therapy, social welfare, and youth and family ministry/outreach. Students gain 27 credit hours of specialization in Human Services while earning the associate degree.

Semester plan available through faculty advisement. Students are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advisement to ensure they are completing the correct option for their academic goals and intended course of study beyond the associate degree.  See Human Services General Information  for additional information.

For More Information Contact:

School of Engineering, Aviation, & Public Service
Northeast Campus:  (918) 595-7439

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Assess how personal values inform and influence ethical practice.
  • Implement services that are compatible to the client’s own culture and life experience.
  • Assist clients in developing support systems and skills to meet goals.
  • Document skills of the human services professional while working with children and families.


Search careers related to Human Services at TC Career Explorer and visit TC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

Human Services majors benefit from participation in the Behavioral Sciences Association (BSA), Campus Civilian, or Total Addiction Counseling & Knowledge from Life Experiences (TACKLE).  For more information, speak to Human Services faculty or stop by the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Human Services Child & Family Services Option Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 27

Psychology/Sociology 3 hours

Controlled Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Students must earn a “C” or better in HSVC courses to progress to advanced courses in the program, or gain permission of instructor or dean.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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