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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services AS, Child and Family Services Option

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Program Description

This program is designed for individuals seeking careers in the helping professions providing services to 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 Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Exhibit professionalism, ethical decision making, cultural awareness, and interpersonal skills appropriate to the field of human services.
  • Apply human service values and attitudes to promote ethical application and practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of diversity in determining and meeting needs and provide evidence of attitudes and skills that reflect this understanding.
  • Demonstrate attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for beginning competence in human service intervention.
  • Demonstrate professional skills of the human services field.


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

Student Organizations

Consider joining one or more of these student organizations relevant to Human Services majors:  Behavioral Sciences Association (BSA), Campus Civitan, 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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