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Victim Survivor Services - Associate in Arts


 

The Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree in Victim/Survivor Services is designed for students seeking to transfer to human services-related bachelor’s degree programs such as social work, victim services, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and pre-law. The Victim/Survivor Services AA degree is an excellent foundation and background from which to launch further education leading to careers in victim advocacy, sexual assault and/or crisis counseling, domestic violence intervention, victim law, non-profit administration, ministry/pastoral care, youth services, and/or addiction 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.

Contacts


Dr. Cherilee Walker - Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Karisse Whyte -  Program Coordinator

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:
37-41
Technical Requirements
VTSP0101 Victimology
3
VTSP0102 Victim/Survivor Services
3
Total Technical Requirement:
6
Technical Electives (Select 15-19 additional credits from the following) #
ADCN0101 Introduction to Addictions
3
CRJS0101 Intro to Criminal Justice
3
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
POSC0111 American Government
3
PSYC0115 Grieving Process
3
PSYC0203 Human Development
3
PSYC0214 Social Psychology
3
SOSC0108 Sociology of the Family
3
SOSC0109 Diversity Studies
3
SOSC0134 Criminology
3
SOSC0209 Social Problems
3
SOSC0210 Introduction to Social Work
3
SOSC0211 Field Project in Social Work*
1-3
SOSC0212 Introduction to Social Welfare
3
VTSP0103 Family Violence
3
VTSP0104 Rape and Child Abuse
3
VTSP0203 Crisis Counseling
3
Total Technical Elective Requirement
15-19
(Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Victim/Survivor Services Degree)
62

*See course description for prerequisite
#Depending on university transfer
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