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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
Mathematics * ** 3-4 s.h.
Humanities Course 3 s.h.
Total 13-14 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
SOC-115 Social Problems 3 s.h.
SOC-150 Intro to Human Services ^ 3 s.h.
Science Course 3-4 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
SOC-120 Marriage and Family 3 s.h.
HSV-152 Intro to Counseling ^ 3 s.h.
BCA-215 Computer Business Apps ^ 3 s.h.
SOC-215 Prime for Life ^ 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psychology ^ 3 s.h.
HSV-153 Professional Ethics ^ 3 s.h.
SOC-881 Social Responsibility/Com ^ OR
SDV-210 Coop Ed. Internship ^
1 s.h.
Humanities Course 6 s.h.
Natural Science Course ** 4 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
** – Eight semester hours of Natural Science credits (Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences and Math) required for graduation with AA Degree.
*** – General Education courses must total at least 40 semester hours to meet A.A. Degree Requirements. A minimum of 60 semester hours are needed for graduation.
^ – These courses required for the certificate.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for foreign language and diversity requirements.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Students can graduate with an AA degree with a Human Service Certificate provided they follow the above course sequence.

Sample schedule/Suggested sequence of classes:

Suggested Electives:

    • American national Government
    • American, State and Local Government
    • College Reading Strategies
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced Spanish