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Human Services Technology-A.A.S.

DESCRIPTION:    The Associate of Applied science in Human Services Technology is offered at the Ashtabula and Salem campuses. The program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of human services agencies. The program includes applied courses in human services and joint university-agency supervised internships. The core courses provide a solid foundation in case management and client advocacy. The coursework in the associate degree articulates in part with the certificate in Child and Family Advocacy and is fully applicable to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services Technology Option.

Entrance into the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services technology option, at Kent is selective. To be considered for admission, students must meet all professional requirements, and have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services Technology degree requirements. Additional requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for the following courses: ENG 11011 and 21011, HDFS 14027 or HST 11000, HDFS 24011 and 24012, PSYC 11762, SOC 12050. Students must also attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in HDFS 14027/HST 11000, HDFS 24011 and 24012. For more information about the Kent State baccalaureate program, contact your advisor.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Social and human service assistants held about 339,000 jobs in 2006. Over 60 percent were employed in the health care and social assistance industries. Nearly 3 in 10 were employed by State and local governments, primarily in public welfare agencies and facilities for mentally disabled and developmentally challenged individuals.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. Admission includes approval of an application and remediation of deficiencies in English, reading and mathematics.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 67 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 2.50 in all technical courses.   
LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
    None

PROGRAM FEE:    None   
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
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