Jan 26, 2022
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Applied Psychology: Disability Services, AAS [MHCSDS-AAS, 60 Total Credits]
The Applied Psychology degree offers a broad foundation in direct service provision of quality mental health and other community services as well as a choice of more specialized service areas including addiction services, aging services, behavioral health/mental health services, child and family services, community social services, disability services, and supervisory services. The degree program is interdisciplinary in nature and is designed to prepare students for direct service careers in a variety of public, nonprofit, or private mental health or community service organizations. The program offers students opportunities for practical application of learning within an academic framework of respect for diversity, utilizing current ethical and community best practices standards. Job growth in these areas of direct service paraprofessional careers is estimated to be above average in the foreseeable future.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the fundamental knowledge, skills, and standards currently required for direct services in mental health and various community services.
- Analyze individual service goals, behavior, strengths, needs, planning, and implementation strategies related to current service models.
- Apply knowledge of best practices and ethical standards in planning and implementation of service plans in mental health and community services.
- Develop knowledge and skills in one or more specialized service areas of mental health and/or community services.
General Education Requirements (22 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements (38 Credits)
Core Requirements (29 credits)