2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Human Services

College of Rural and Community Development
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
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Rural Behavioral Health (907) 474-5757
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Human Services Program (907) 455-2842
UA Statewide (907) 455-2050
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A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

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Students in the human services program receive skills-based training based on a foundation of theory. After completing foundation courses, students select an area of concentration (addictions counseling, mental health and developmental disabilities, residential care, supervision and management in human services, or workforce development). They learn interviewing and assessment, case management, crisis intervention, group counseling and specific skills needed within their concentration area.

The program prepares students for entry-level positions in human services agencies. Persons with a strong desire to help others, a sincere respect for mankind and a commitment to their own personal growth may find this field rewarding. They must be emotionally stable, flexible and interested in working with people of diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Recovery from life traumas and addictions can be a positive attribute if the student has successfully worked through specific issues and is willing to continue personal growth.

Students completing a concentration will receive a credential from the human service program. Those who complete an addictions concentration are eligible for certification as substance abuse counselor technicians through the Alaska Commission for Chemical Dependency Professionals certification board. A credential in family empowerment is also offered to students who complete specific classes.

Each concentration is available to B.A. degree students as a minor. The B.A. degree student must complete the concentration and six HUMS elective credits. Concentrations provide students with skills needed for employment. See minor requirements.

This degree program is delivered collaboratively within the UA system.

Major--A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Addictions Counseling, Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Residential Care, Supervision and Management in Human Services, Workforce Development

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete: PSY 101 for the social sciences requirement.)
  3. Complete the following:*
    HUMS 120--Cultural Diversity in Human Services--3 credits
    HUMS 125--Introduction to Addictive Processes--3 credits
    HUMS 215--Individual Interviewing--3 credits
    HUMS 232--Human Service Practicum I--3 credits
    HUMS 233--Human Service Practicum II--3 credits
    HUMS 301--Ethics in Human Service--3 credits
    PSY 240--Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3)
          or ECE 245--Child Development (3)--3 credits
    SWK 103--Introduction to Social Work (3)
          or JUST 110--Introduction to Justice (3)--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following family courses for all concentrations except for Behavioral Health:*
    ECE 342O--Family Relationships--3 credits
    HUMS 140--Family Empowerment I--3 credits
    RHS 120--Family Systems I--2 credits
    SOC 242--The Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective--3 credits
  5. Complete 3 credits from the following for all concentrations except behavioral health which requires 6 credits including both HUMS 210 and 310:*
    HUMS 205--Basic Principles of Group Counseling--3 credits
    HUMS 210--Crisis and Grief Counseling--3 credits
    HUMS 310--Management of Complex Cases--3 credits
  6. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Addictions Counseling
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 205--Basic Principles of Group Counseling--3 credits
      H UMS 305--Substance Abuse Counseling--3 credits
    2. Complete a minimum of 6 credits from the following:
      HUMS 105--Personal Awareness and Growth --2-3 credits
      HUMS 260--History of Alcohol in Alaska--1 credits
      HUMS 261--Substance Abuse Assessment: ASAM PPC II--1 credits
      HUMS 262--Pharmacology of Addictions--1 credits
      HUMS 263--Service Delivery--ARND (FAS/E)--1 credits
      HUMS 264--Cultural Considerations in Providing Chemical Dependency Services to Alaska Native People--1 credits
      HUMS 265--Substance Abuse and the Family--2 credits
      HUMS 266--Dual Diagnosis Intervention and Treatment--2 credits
      HUMS 270--Adolescent Issues and Therapeutic Interventions (3)
            or HUMS Program Coordinator approved course of up to 3 credits including HUMS 250--Current Issues Courses (3)--3 credits
    Behavioral Health
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 130--Introduction to Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities--3 credits
      HUMS 250--Introduction to Behavioral Health Careers--3 credits
      HUMS 261--Substance Abuse Assessment: ASAM PPC II--1 credits
      HUMS 263--Service Delivery--ARND (FAS/E)--1 credits
      HUMS 266--Dual Diagnosis Intervention and Treatment--1 credits
      HUMS 305--Substance Abuse Counseling--1 credits
      EMS 152--Emergency Trauma Training First Responder--3 credits
    Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 130--Introduction to Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (3)
            or HUMS 135--Introduction to Mental Illness (PWSCC) (2)
            or HUMS 183--Community Services for People with Disabilities (PWSCC) (3)
            or RHS 275--Introduction to Recovery and Mental Illness (2) --2-3 credits
      HUMS 205--Introduction to Human Exceptionality (PWSCC)--3 credits
      HUMS 231--Applied Behavioral Analysis I (PWSCC)--3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from the following:
      HUMS 252--Employment Support Services (PWSCC)--3 credits
      HUMS 253--Positive Behavioral Supports (PWSCC)--3 credits
      HUMS 255--Assistive Technology (PWSCC)--3 credits
      Or other approved course--3 credits
      Note: This concentration is offered in collaboration with Prince William Sound Community College through distance delivery.
      Note: For course descriptions of PWSCC courses see current Prince William Sound Community College catalog.
    Residential Care
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 170--Residential Child Care--3 credits
      HUMS 263--Service Delivery--ARND (FAS/E)--1 credits
      HUMS 270--Adolescent Issues and Therapeutic Interventions--3 credits
      HUMS 271--Managing Aggressive Behavior--1 credits
      HUMS 272--Attachment, Separation and Loss--1 credits
    2. Complete 3 additional approved elective credits.
      Note: Not guaranteed to be available via distance delivery.
    Supervision and Management in Human Services
    1. Complete the following:
      ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
      ABUS 232--Contemporary Management Issues--3 credits
      HUMS 310--Management of Complex Cases--3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from the following:
      RD 250--Grant Writing for Community Development --1-3 credits
      RD 351--Strategic Planning for Rural Communities--3 credits
      ABUS 231--Introduction to Personnel --1-3 credits
      HUMS 233--Human Service Practicum II (repeated for credit)--3 credits
    Workforce Development
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 150--Workforce Development I--3 credits
      HUMS 255--Workforce Development II--3 credits
      HUMS 310--Management of Complex Cases--3 credits
    2. Complete 3 HUMS elective credits.
      Note: Not guaranteed to be available via distance delivery.
  7. Minimum credits required--60 credits
    * Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

For holders of the rural human services certificate in the following concentrations:

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete PSY 101 for the social sciences requirement.)
  3. Complete the rural human services certificate.
  4. Complete the following:*
    HUMS 301--Ethics in Human Service--3 credits
    SWK 103--Introduction to Social Work (3)
          or JUST 110--Introduction to Justice (3)--3 credits
    PSY 240--Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3)
          or ECE 245--Child Development (3)--3 credits
  5. Complete one of the following:*
    ECE 342O--Family Relationships--3 credits
    HUMS 140--Family Empowerment I--3 credits
    SOC 242--The Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective--3 credits
    RHS 120--Family Systems I--2 credits
  6. Complete 6-9 credits from 1 of the following concentrations: *
    Addictions Counseling
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 205--Basic Principles of Group Counseling--3 credits credits
      HUMS 260--History of Alcohol in Alaska--1 credits credits
      HUMS 305--Substance Abuse Counseling--3 credits credits
    2. Complete at least 2 credits from the following:
      HUMS 105--Personal Awareness and Growth--2-3 credits
      HUMS 261--Substance Abuse Assessment: ASAM PPC II--1 credits
      HUMS 262--Pharmacology of Addictions--1 credits
      HUMS 263--Service Delivery--ARND (FAS/E)--1 credits
      HUMS 264--Cultural Considerations in Providing Chemical Dependency Services to Alaska Native People--1 credits
      HUMS 265--Substance Abuse and the Family--2 credits
      HUMS 266--Dual Diagnosis Intervention and Treatment--2 credits
    Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 205--Introduction to Human Exceptionality (PWSCC)--3 credits
      HUMS 231--Applied Behavioral Analysis I (PWSCC)--3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from the following:
      HUMS 130--Introduction to Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (3)
            or HUMS 135--Introduction to Mental Illness (PWSCC) (2)
            or HUMS 183--Community Services for People with Disabilities (PWSCC) (3)
            or RHS 275--Introduction to Recovery and Mental Illness (2)   2--3 credits
      HUMS 252--Employment Support Services (PWSCC)--3 credits
      HUMS 253--Positive Behavioral Supports (PWSCC)--3 credits
      HUMS 255--Assistive Technology (PWSCC)--3 credits
      Or other approved course--3 credits
      Note: This concentration is offered in collaboration with Prince William Sound Community College through distance delivery.
      Note: For course descriptions of PWSCC courses see current Prince William Sound Community College catalog.
    Residential Care
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 170--Residential Child Care--3 credits
      HUMS 263--Service Delivery--ARND (FAS/E)--1 credits
      HUMS 270--Adolescent Issues and Therapeutic Interventions--3 credits
      HUMS 271--Managing Aggressive Behavior--1 credits
      HUMS 272--Attachment, Separation and Loss--1 credits
    2. Complete 3 approved elective credits.
      Note: Not guaranteed to be available via distance delivery.
    Supervision and Management in Human Services
    1. Complete the following:
      ABUS 179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
      ABUS 232--Contemporary Management Issues--3 credits
      HUMS 310--Management of Complex Cases--3 credits
    Workforce Development
    1. Complete the following:
      HUMS 150--Workforce Development I--3 credits
      HUMS 255--Workforce Development II--3 credits
      HUMS 310--Management of Complex Cases--3 credits
    2. Complete HUMS elective credits.--3 credits
      Note: Not guaranteed to be available via distance delivery.
  7. Minimum credits required--60 credits
    * Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
    Note: Certificates of Completion (Credentials) will be awarded by the human services program for each concentration completed.

Minor

  1. Complete one concentration in human services--12 credits
  2. Complete HUMS elective credits--6 credits
  3. Minimum credits required--18 credits

Substance Abuse Counselor Certification by the State of Alaska

  1. Complete the following:*
    HUMS 125--Introduction to Addictive Processes--3 credits
    HUMS 205--Basic Principles of Group Counseling--3 credits
    HUMS 210--Crisis and Grief Counseling--3 credits
    HUMS 215--Individual Interviewing--3 credits
    HUMS 260--History of Alcohol in Alaska--1 credits
    HUMS 301--Ethics in Human Service--3 credits
    HUMS 305--Substance Abuse Counseling--3 credits
    * The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Review Board has approved the following courses for 45 training hours each toward certification or recertification of substance abuse counselors in the state of Alaska.
    Note: Currently certified substance abuse counselors are eligible for transfer credit toward the human services degree. Contact the human services program coordinator at (907) 455-2842 for more information.

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