This degree will acquaint students with the fundamentals of the human services system and the profession of Social Work, including an introduction to the theories, principles, and values on which human services are offered and social work is practiced in the United States.
The Social Work/Human Services AA-T program prepares students for careers in the helping professions, may prepare students for the first two years of their transferable Human Services education, and enhances the skills of persons already employed in this field. In addition, students will be provided with personal/interpersonal skills needed to live healthy lives and deal with the stressful demands of daily living.
Human Services is a course of study for those interested in employment in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional facilities, developmental disability agencies, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies; and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, homelessness, aging, or other social issues. The primary focus of the human service worker is to assist individuals and communities to function as effectively as possible in the major domains of living as case managers, advocates, grant writers, youth workers, volunteer coordinators, human resource specialists, fundraisers, trainers, or para-educators. The Human Services AA-T is structured around interrelated components, including theoretical foundations/intervention strategies, client population/cultural diversity, research/evaluation, and skill development/field experience. Successful completion of appropriate coursework will enable students to either further their education, seek employment in a variety of social service organizations, or both.
The AA-T in Social Work and Human Services degree is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Human Services, or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Each CSU campus determines which of the degrees it offers are “similar” and can be completed with the preparation included in the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services within 60 units once a student transfers, so which majors are “similar” varies from CSU to CSU. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to the CSU's Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search website and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn an AA-T in Social Work and Human Services, students must:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units including both of the following:
a) Complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements.
b) Complete the courses in the Social Work and Human Services major as listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
2. Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
3. Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
4. Complete requirements in residency. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Social Work and Human Services AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|Complete the following 3 Social Work and Human Services courses|
|SWHS M110||Introduction to Social Work and Human Services||3|
|SWHS M120A||Social Work and Human Services Seminar||1|
|SWHS M120B||Social Work and Human Services Fieldwork||2|
|Select and complete one Sociology course (3 units)|
|SOC M110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC M110H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology|
|Select and complete one Psychology course (3 units)|
|PSY M01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY M01H||Honors: Introduction to Psychology|
|Select and complete a Statistics course (3-4 units)|
|MATH M15||Introductory Statistics||4|
|or MATH M15H||Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|SOC/PSY M125||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|Select and complete one of the following Science courses (4-5 units)|
|ANAT M01||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL M01||Introduction to Biology||4|
|BIOL M02A||General Biology I||5|
|or BIOL M02AH||Honors: General Biology I|
|PHSO M01||Human Physiology||4|
|or PHSO M01H||Honors: Human Physiology|
|Select and complete one Economics course (3 units)|
|ECON M201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON M202||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON M202H||Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics|
|LIST A: Select and complete two (2) of the following courses (6 units)|
|CJ M01||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|or CJ M01H||Honors: Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|ANTH M02||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|CD M02||Human Development: Infancy through Adolescence||3|
|CD M03||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|or CD M03H||Honors: Child, Family, and Community|
|COMM M12||Intercultural Communications||3|
|ENGL M01C||Critical Thinking and Composition||3|
|or ENGL M01CH||Honors: Critical Thinking and Composition|
|HIST M130||United States History Through Reconstruction||3|
|HIST M140||United States History 1865 to the Present||3|
|PSY M08||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY M07||Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)||3|
|SJS M110||Introduction to Social Justice Studies||3|
|SOC M115||Social Problems||3|
|SOC M150||Introduction to Race and Ethnicity||3|
|PHIL M01||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|or PHIL M01H||Honors: Introduction to Philosophy|
|PHIL M02||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|or PHIL M02H||Honors: Introduction to Ethics|
|POLS M03||American Government and Politics||3|
|or POLS M03H||Honors: American Government and Politics|
|Total Required Major Units:||27-30|
|CSU General Education-Breadth:||39|
Double-Counted Units: 10-19
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 1-12
NOTE: IGETC Area 1C is required for all CSU applicants. Students applying to a UC or Private school may earn this ADT without IGETC Area 1C but will be ineligible to apply to a CSU.
Double-Counted Units: 13-22
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 6-17
|Total Units Required for the AA-T Degree||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Discuss the values, theories and principles of social work and human services to describe how they may guide fieldwork experience and future employment.
- Employ ethical principles of the field of social work and human services to guide fieldwork experience and future professional practice.
- Demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of system concepts, theories, and techniques that are foundational to the practice of human/social services.