Human Services

Associate - Human Services

Cazenovia College offers four (4) associate's degree programs in Human Services: an Associate in Arts degree in either Counseling and Mental Health or Social Services for Children and Youth, and an Associate in Science degree in those same subject areas.

Counseling and Mental Health
The Counseling and Mental Health specialization provides a broad overview of counseling services within in the mental health system.  The curriculum addresses issues related to current mental health practice and provides the student with a base of knowledge about the systems and services.


Goals:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the mental health system;
  • Develop basic counseling skills; and
  • Prepare students for professional counseling environments.

 

Special Features:

  • One internship in a mental health setting is required, based on the student’s interests, experience and academic preparation.
  • Students must earn a minimum of a "C" grade in each 100/200 level Human Services course to be eligible for any Human Services internship.

 

Program Requirements:

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each 100/200 level Human Services course;
  • Students must have earned at least 30 academic credits and have permission of the Human Services Program Director to be eligible for an internship;
  • Students may repeat any Human Services course in which they earned less than a "C" only once; students who cannot achieve a grade of "C" or above on the second attempt may not continue in the program; and
  • Students must complete six credit hours in a Counseling and Mental Health internship.

 

Course Requirements:

 

Counseling and Mental Health Specialization

A.A.

A.S

General Education Courses

15

15

First Year Seminar

3

3

EN 101 Academic Writing I

3

3

CM 121 Effective Speaking

3

3

EN 201 Academic Writing II

3

3

SB 201 Multicultural Contributions to American Society

3

3

 

Arts and Sciences Courses

30-32

21

SB 120 Introduction to Psychology

3

3

SB 130 Introduction to Sociology

3

3

SB 231 Social Problems

3

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

3

Fine Art, Language, or Philosophy Electives

6

History/Government Elective

3

Lab Science or Mathematics Elective

6-8

Literature Elective

3

Fine Art, Language, or Humanities Elective

6

Mathematics Elective

3

 

 

 

Career Studies Courses

15

15

HS 110 Introduction to Human Services

3

3

HS 133 Community Mental Health Issues and Services

3

3

HS 240 Introduction to Counseling

3

3

HS 283 Counseling and Mental Health Internship

6

6

 

 

 

Electives

9

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

60-62

60




Social Services for Children and Youth
The Children and Youth specialization provides an overview of services available for children and adolescents.  The curriculum addresses issues related to current social services and provides the student with a basic knowledge about the systems and services.

Goals:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the social services system;
  • Develop basic counseling skills and approaches for children and adolescents; and
  • Prepare students for a paraprofessional social service setting.

 

Special Features:

  • One internship (150 hours) in social services or child-related settings is required, based on the student’s interests, experience and academic preparation.

 

Program Requirements:

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in each 100/200 level Human Services course;
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of "C' in each 100/200 level Human Services course to be eligible for any Human Services internship;
  • Students must have earned at least 30 academic credits to be eligible for internships; and
  • Students must complete 6 credit hours in a Children and Youth internship.

 

Course Requirements:

 

Social Services for Children and Youth Specialization

A.A.

A.S

General Education Courses

15

15

First Year Seminar

3

3

EN 101 Academic Writing I

3

3

CM 121 Effective Speaking

3

3

EN 201 Academic Writing II

3

3

SB 201 Multicultural Contributions to American Society

3

3

 

Arts and Sciences Courses

30-32

21

SB 120 Introduction to Psychology

3

3

SB 121 Child Psychology or SB 122 Adolescent Psychology

3

3

SB 130 Introduction to Sociology

3

3

SB 231 Social Problems

3

3

Fine Art, Language, or Philosophy Electives

6

History/Government Elective

3

Lab Science or Mathematics Elective

6-8

Literature Elective

3

Fine Art, Language, or Humanities Elective

6

Mathematics Elective

3

 

 

 

Career Studies Courses

15

15

HS 110 Introduction to Human Services

3

3

HS 121 Children, Youth, and Family Services

3

3

HS 240 Introduction to Counseling

3

3

HS 282 Children and Youth Internship

6

6

 

 

 

Electives

9

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

60-62

60