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Victim/Survivor Services

Associate In Applied Science

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

Program Coordinator: Karisse Whyte

KCKCC became the first community college in the nation 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 Applied Science Degree is designed for those with little or no previous college credits who intend to go directly into the field of victim services upon completion of the associate's degree. This degree gives this vocation more credibility and, perhaps, in the future, more benefits. More technically focused than the Associate in Arts degree, this program will expose students to a course of study covering a broader continuum of victimization issues.

Students earning an AAS degree in Victim/Survivor Services have the option of continuing their education and obtaining their bachelor degree through the transfer agreements of the following institutions:

  • University of Nebraska-Omaha, Bachelor of General Studies with an area of concentration in Nonprofit Administration. (degree may be completed online)
  • The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Social Work. For more information, contact Maxine Elmore at (913) 288-7304 or melmore10@ku.edu.
  • Avila University, Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Park University, Bachelor of Social Work.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must 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* or
ENGL0206 Technical Writing
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirements
BUSN0110 Business Math or  
MATH0104 Intermediate Algebra# (or above)
3
Total
3
 
Humanities Requirements
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0123 The Living Body or  
  Other Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
3
Total
3
   
Total General Education Requirements
22-23
 
Technical Requirements
ADCN0101 Introduction to Addictions
3
CRJS0101 Introduction to Law Enforcement**
3
CRJS0204 Criminal Procedure*/**
3
PSYC0115 Grieving Process
3
PSYC0214 Social Psychology*
3
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
SOSC0134 Criminology*
3
SOSC0209 Social Problems*
3
VTSP0101 Victimology
3
VTSP0102 Victim/Survivor Services
3
VTSP0103 Family Violence or  
VTSP0104 Rape and Child Abuse
3
VTSP0201 Legal Policy in Victim Services
3
VTSP0202 Diversity Issues in Victim Services
3
VTSP0203 Crisis Counseling
3
VTSP0250 Field Practicum
3
Total Victim/Survivor Services Requirements
45
   
Total hours required for an Associate in Applied Science in Victim/Survivor Services Degree
67-68

*See course description for prerequisite.
#MATH 105 College Algebra may be required for those transferring to a 4-Year University.