Upon entrance students may transfer a limited number of courses beyond those earned for their AA Degree or equivalent. Your advisor will work with you to evaluate your portfolio and design your particular learning plan.
Liberal Arts Core
This component consists of 60 semester hours of liberal arts courses. You AA degree satisfies this component already. If you have not completed this component don't let that stop you from applying. The flexibility of our program allows you to begin the coursework and pick up the remaining liberal arts courses at your own pace or after completing the Degree Completion Program.
Life-long Learning Strategies
Designed to prepare and equip the adult learner for academic and personal learning success, this first course is foundational to the whole program not just for the degree but for life! Livelong Learning Strategies will help you set your learning pace, know what to expect in the program, and become acquainted with the delivery format.This course will be offered frequently. Students should take this course prior to entering the Degree Completion Program.
Theory Courses are one night a week (6:00 pm-9:30 pm) for seven weeks and one Saturday session (9:00 am-4:00 pm) during the seven week period. Courses run back to back with a few short breaks scheduled throughout the program. Each course entails an internet component which requires a minimum of one-hour on-line activity per week. Practicum (internship) courses occur concurrently with theory courses and entail approximately six (6) hours per week at an agency of the students choice. Courses are grouped together in 14 week modules similar to a trimester system. While this accelerated format is optimal as some may choose to plan a longer period of degree completion. A cohort group of students begin together but may divide or join other cohorts later. Once students complete the degree program a certificate in Human Services is issued along with the diploma. Each student receives a learning plan prior to starting the program that outlines program requirements and transferred courses.
Personhood is the capstone and final course in the program and is a directed study course. Directed study courses meet on a limited basis and much of the work is done independently and on-line. This course will summarize and synthesize your professional studies. It's the "so what?" course that helps you critically understand and relate to your profession.