Associate of Applied Science Degree
Major Code: 440701C
About the Program
The Human Services program is designed to provide pre-employment training and education for entry-level social service workers and substance abuse counselors through classroom studies and practical experience. They may be serving people in such areas as senior services, crisis counseling, corrections, health, recreation, developmental disabilities, residential treatment or chemical dependency. The agencies provide inpatient and outpatient programs. Students are prepared during the second year of the program to take the exam that provides Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC) Level 1 certification. Some courses in this program may not transfer to other institutions. Students intending to transfer should seek advisor assistance to determine transferability.
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see www.roguecc.edu/Programs/LearningOutcomes.
Students are required to take the college placement test to determine skill level and readiness in
math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses
within their skill levels as determined by the placement test scores. In addition, students may be
required to enroll in courses that would increase their employability and success.
Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of human services agencies prior to
considering human services as a career choice. Practicum placement may require passing a criminal
history background check. The inability to pass this check may preclude completion of the
program. Students in recovery seeking placement in substance abuse treatment programs may also
be required to demonstrate two years’ sobriety. More information is available from the Human
Human Services is a limited-entry program requiring completion of an application that includes a
writing sample and personal references. For more information on how to apply, including application
deadlines, visit the Human Services website at www.roguecc.edu/humanservices.
Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Human Services Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is
current, social science courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate
department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student
must meet with a faculty member to determine placement.
Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better and passing the counseling skills competency requirement as demonstrated through a series of videotaped counseling interviews will receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no
pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade. A total of 660 hours of documented practicum (20 credits) is required. A minimum of four practicum seminars must also be completed.