Academic Program Proposal

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Allegany College
Proposal
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)Substantial Modification to Human Services5/29/2019Withdrawn7/17/2019
Substantial Modification to Human Services Program Description
Allegany College is proposing to increase the total number of credits for the A.A.S. in Human Service from 64 to 70. They state that this increase is needed due to state licensure requirements. The Human Service Program provides students with knowledge that is essential for the helping fields, including the field of addictions. The Human Service Associate curriculum is designed to prepare students with the education, skills, and experience necessary for employment in entry- level human service positions. The Human Service Associate curriculum is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. Graduates are employed by community mental health centers; programs for the developmentally disabled; nursing homes and older adult programs; agencies serving women, children, and families; substance abuse programs; and a wide variety of other agencies. The Human Service Associate degree is also the only Allegany College of Maryland curriculum that prepares students for the Maryland State Certification Examination for Addictions Counselors.