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Victim/Survivor Services

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students transferring into the following 4-year programs.

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

Program Coordinator: Karisse Whyte

KCKCC became the first community college in the Midwest to offer a Victim/Survivor Services program in the Fall of 1996. The program includes both theoretical and applied courses to assist those in rape counseling, domestic violence, and victim/witness programs as advocates for the victims of various crimes in our society.

The Associate in Arts Degree is designed for those students majoring in Victim/Survivor Services who desire to continue their education and transfer to 4-year institutions for completion of the B.A. or higher. This degree will expose students to a wider range of liberal arts subject matter and will enhance the skills of those pursuing careers in the following career areas: victim services, social work, alcohol/drug counseling, psychology, criminal justice, education, nursing, child care, ministry/pastoral care, law, physical therapy, and rehabilitation counseling.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students intend to transfer to a four-year institution, they consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra*  
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements (9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including : Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
  Humanities Core Electives
(2 courses: 1 each from either Art, History, Literature, Music or Theatre) Performance courses are excluded
6
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements (lecture with lab)
  Natural & Physical Science Core Elective
4-5
Total
4-5
 
Foreign Language Requirement:
  Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
 
Total General Education Requirements:
38-41
 
Technical Requirements (24 additional credit hours)
ADCN0101 Introduction to Addictions
3
CRJS0101 Intro to Criminal Justice
3
SOSC0134 Criminology*
3
VTSP0101 Victimology
3
VTSP0102 Victim/Survivor Services
3
VTSP0103 Family Violence or  
VTSP0104 Rape and Child Abuse
3
VTSP0203 Crisis Counseling
3
VTSP0250 Victimology Practicum*
3
Total
24
 
(Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Victim/Survivor Services Degree)
61-65

*See course description for prerequisite.