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Advisement Notes

Whether you are enrolled as a full-time student or a part-time student, take note to the following guidelines:

Be aware of prerequisites:

  • HUS 110, 120, 210, 220 courses listed in the catalog as 1st or 3rd semester are only offered in the Fall semester.
  • HUS 110 and HUS 120 are exceptions and offered as eveining classes in the Spring semester.  If you start the HUS course cycle in the Spring semester, you will need to wait until the following spring semester to continue the HUS course cycle.
  • HUS 160, 170, 230, and 240 courses listed in the catalog as 2nd or 4th semester are only offered in the Spring semester.

Be aware of specialty HUS course offerings:

  • Only offered Fall semesters:  HUS 125 (Thursday evening,)
  • Only offered Spring semesters: HUS 115 (daytime)   and HUS 150 (Thursday evening)

Be aware of time commitments:

  • HUS 160, HUS 210, HUS 240 are evening classes. HUS 160 is offered on Wednesday evening, HUS 210 is offered on Monday evenings, and HUS 240 is offered on Tuesday evenings.
  • In Spring 2015, HUS 170 will be offered as an evening course only.
  • HUS 120 requires a team service learning project.  Plan on extra time outside of class.
  • HUS 160 requires individual service learning project.    Plan for 4 hours a week for this project.
  • HUS 210 requires leading group sessions outside of class time.  Plan on extra time outside of class.
  • HUS 220 and HUS 230, fieldwork courses, each require 180 hours, a minimum of 12 hours for each week during the entire semester. Two hour seminars will be held ever other week during the semester. Course projects related to the fieldwork experience will be required.

Be aware of personal responsibilities:

  • HUS 220 and HUS 230 requires the obtainment of criminal record, child abuse record, FBI transmittal record, driving record if needed by agency, medical examination and required immunizations, liability insurance, and reliable transportation to fieldwork site.  The student is responsible for all costs.
  • Special orientation sessions are held for potential fieldwork students in October and March of each year.  Eligible students will be notified of these sessions via email.
  • HUS 220 must begin within 18 months of completing HUS 110.  This is critical for students who register as part time students.

Be aware of advisement updates:

  • HUS Advisor Updates will be emailed frequently throughout the academic year.  Check your college email frequently.

Part-time registration for HUS AAS

Daytime and evening part time students should  minimally complete general education courses noted in the first two semesters of the program (ENG 105, ENG 106/107, PSY 140, SOC 150, SOC 151, and CIS 105) prior to starting the human ervices courses which are offered on a semester cycle.  HUS 220 must be taken no more than 18 months after completing HUS 110.

Suggested Plan:

Fall:  ENG 105, PSY 140

Spring: SOC 150, CIS 105

Summer: SOC 151

Fall: MAT elective,  SOC 251

Spring: ENG 106/107, HUS elective or science elective  (evening students take HUS 110 and HUS 120)

Summer: HUS elective or science elective

Fall:  HUS 110,  HUS 120 (evening students take ENG 106/107, science elective)

Spring HUS 160, HUS 170

Summer: HUS elective

Fall: HUS 220, HUS 210

Spring: HUS 230, HUS 240

Summer: General education elective






APA Writing Style

New course begining Fall 2014:

PSY 106

1 Credit Course

Writing in APA Style

Course Description: This course offers information about wirting in APA style. The basic components of a research paper are reviewed. Students learn how to cite in-text and in a reference list and how to format a paper in APA style, including figures and tables. Issues relating to writing style in APA are also be discussed.


Recommended Electives (catalog year prior to Fall 2015)

Recommended electives if interested in therapeutic direct support services: PSY 145, PSY 241, PSY 242, PSY 243, PSY 245, PSY 283, EDU 210

Recommended electives if interested in case management: SOC 253, SOC 254, SOC 258, SOC 287, PSC 231, PHI 201

Recommended electives if interested in special populations: ASL 101, ASL 105, HUS 115, HUS 125, HUS 150, SED 115, SED 205, CJA 118, CJA 240, SPN 105, SPN 106, SPN 205, SPN 206

Recommended science elective: BIO 101, BIO 110, BIO 120, BIO 124, BIO 163

Recommended math elective: MAT 118, MAT 120, MAT 150

Recommended general education elective: all of the above, ENG 111, HPE 101, HPE 106 


Recommended Electives (catalog year Fall 2015)

Program Electives are limited to the following courses:  HUS 115, HUS 125, HUS 150, CJA 118, PSY 242, PSY 243

   Three program electives are required. Two program electives must be an HUS course


Mathematic elective recommendations: MAT 105, MAT 118,  MAT 120, MAT 150

Science elective recommendations:  BIO 101, BIO 116, BIO 124, BIO 125, BIO 135



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