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Human Services Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2018-19

Associate of Science Degree
Major Code: 240101K
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Associate of Science degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). It has been developed in close cooperation with the School of Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education at SOU. The SOU departments of psychology and sociology/anthropology offer an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program focusing on the needs of human service professionals, a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science.

RCC’s Associate of Science (AS) degree is fully articulated with SOU’s Human Service program and allows students to transfer directly as juniors into the program at SOU with no loss of credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Students should contact the SOU Human Services program early in the first year of the AS program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to the school or program. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements in effect at SOU.


Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for human service programs are:

Apply principals of ethical decision making in the human services field and practice ethical behavior in relation to self and others within the helping relationship.

Establish rapport and a therapeutic alliance with clients through the demonstration of empathy, genuineness, congruence, and unconditional positive regard.

Promote personal growth in self and others by practicing positive living, optimism, self-examination and willingness to change.

Exhibit sensitivity and insight into the wide variety of problems in living experienced by individuals and groups in contemporary society.

Demonstrate clinical skills of screening, assessment, treatment planning, termination and referral.

Incorporate knowledge about the interrelated effects of addictions, poverty, mental and physical illness, and homelessness on family dynamics and intimate relationships in an integrated approach to addressing issues of family and intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect.

Demonstrate specific skills in active listening, motivational interviewing, group counseling, crisis intervention and management, and counseling chemically dependent, traumatized, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients, as well as those with co-occurring mental health and addictions diagnoses.

Function effectively as a member of a team in providing services, designing programs, and working collaboratively among agencies and organizations for the benefit of clients and the community.

Actively engage in continuing education, lifelong learning and pro-active self-care.


Entry Requirements

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 Services Department.

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, www.roguecc.edu/humanservices.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven 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 Human Services Department advisor to determine placement.


Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all 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, to 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 264 hours (8 credits) of documented practicum is required and a minimum of two practicum seminars must also be completed. For admission to the SOU Human Services program, RCC students who begin this degree fall term 2017 or later must earn a minimum grade of “C” in HS266, MTH243, PSY201, PSY202, PSY215, SOC204 and WR122.


For more information contact the Human Services Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7504
email:  humanservices@roguecc.edu
Web address . www.roguecc.edu/humanservices
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527