Public Service Associate in Science Program

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program allows students to successfully complete a program of study in one of several areas of public service. Program graduates may transfer to a four year school and/or directly enter the workforce.

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

  • Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement (4 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Lab Science courses (course type: GSCL).

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  • Humanities Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities Courses (course type: GHUM).
  • Mathematics Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Mathematics courses (course type: GMAT).
  • Additional General Education Requirement (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education courses for communication (GCOM), mathematics (GMAT), lab science (GSCL), technological competency or information literacy (GTEC), social science (GSOC), humanities (GHUM), history (GHIS) or diversity (GDIV).
  • OCC Requirement (3 credits): Any course from the list of Approved General Education courses OR ACAD-155 OR Any HEHP course(s)
  • Social Science Gen Ed (3 credits); Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
  • Public Service Electives (30 credits): Students may choose electives based on personal interest and/or transfer needs.
    • ADDICTIONS COUNSELING: ALDC 101 Addictions Counseling I (3 cr), ALDC 102 Addictions Counseling II (3 cr); ALDC 103 Addictions Counseling III (6 cr) or ALDC 104 Addictions Counseling IV (6 cr).
    • CHILD CARE: ARTS 174 Creative Arts for Children (3 cr), EDUC 175 Introduction to Teaching (3 cr), EDUC 177 School and Community (3 cr), EDUC 241 Children’s Literature (3 cr), EDUC 245 Language Arts in School Curriculum (3 cr) or PSYC 173 Child Psychology (3 cr).
    • DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY ASSISTANT: EDUC 178 Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children (3 cr), EDUC 279 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education (3 cr), PSYC 174 Personality Theory (3 cr), PSYC 274 Social Psychology (3 cr) or PSYC 275 Educational Psychology (3 cr).
    • FIRE SCIENCE: FIRE 151 Principles of Fire Protection (3 cr), FIRE 152 Fire Service Construction Principles (3 cr), FIRE 153 Fire Department Organization and Management (3 cr), FIRE 154 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy (3 cr), FIRE 155 Hazardous Materials Incident Analysis (3 cr), FIRE 251 Fire Service Hydraulics (3 cr), FIRE 254 Elements of Arson Investigation (3 cr), FIRE 255 Fire Prevention and Inspection I (3 cr) or FIRE 256 Fire Prevention and Inspection II (3 cr), or FIRE 257 Administration for Fire Officials.
    • HUMAN SERVICES: HSRV 191 Human Services as a Social Institution (3 cr), HSRV 200 Gerontology: The Study of Aging (3 cr), HSRV 291 Principles of Social Work (3 cr), PSYC 274 Social Psychology (3 cr), PSYC 276 Adult Psychology (3 cr), SOCI 181 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr), SOCI 182 Death and Dying (3 cr) or SOCI 231 Social Problems.
    • INTERNSHIP: INTR 290 (3 cr).
    • MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION: CVET 123 Surveying I (3 cr), CVET 124 Surveying II (3 cr), ENGR 191 AutoCAD 2-D Graphics I (3 cr), ENGR 192 AutoCAD 2-D Graphics II (3 cr) or POLI 185 Principles of Public Administration (3 cr).
    • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/GOVERNMENT: POLI 161 American Federal Government (3 cr), POLI 162 American State and Local Government (3 cr), POLI 183 Introduction to Political Science (3 cr), POLI 185 Principles of Public Administration (3 cr), POLI 263 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr) or POLI 268 Women and American Politics (3 cr).
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