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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College

Human Services-General Concentration AS

Human Services-General Concentration  (AS 2345)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
The traditional human services concentration will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a human services specialist in areas such as children’s services, family counseling, working with juveniles and adolescents, drug and alcohol abuse, the elderly, socially and economically handicapped, mentally or emotionally handicapped and others.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.

The program is offered on the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Suzie Duff,, (561) 868-3461.

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 18
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III (3)
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2 3
Required Courses Credits: 42
CLP2001 Personality Development and Adjustment 3
DEP2004 Human Growth and Development 3
ENC1102 College Composition 2 3
HUS1001 Introduction to Human Services 3
HUS1302 Counseling and Interviewing 3
HUS1200 Principles of Group Dynamics 3
GEY2000 Gerontology  
HUS1424 Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person  
CLP2140 Abnormal Psychology 3
HSC2100 Health Concepts and Strategies 3
HUS1850C Field Work/Internship in Human Services 1 3
HUS2308 Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice 3
HUS2851C Field Work/Internship in Human Services 2 2
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
SYG2361 Death and Dying 3
SYG2430 Marriage and Family 3
Total Program Credits: 60

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in social service agencies, government and community agencies, drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facilities, group homes, nursing homes, and educational settings. Some job titles include: Outreach Worker, Youth Program Assistant, Mental Health Technician, Family Support Worker, Addictions Counselor, Job Coach, Behavioral Technician, Habilitation Coach, Residential Worker, and Team/Group Facilitator.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center
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