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Human Services Technology - Admission Criteria

Admission criteria for Human Services Technology and Human Services Technology - Addiction & Recovery Studies:

It is important that all potential applicants for the Human Services and Addiction & Recovery Studies programs understand the admissions process. Please review carefully the information regarding minimum requirements and other pertinent information.

The applicant must:

  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application to the college. Designate Human Services Technology AAS Degree (A45380) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to the program.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED).  Exception: current high school students
  3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all necessary records are sent to the College Admissions Office.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the most recent academic transcript with ten semester hours completed excluding developmental courses.
  5. Meet the Southwestern Community College Placement requirement. This may be met by one of the following methods:

a. High school GPA of 2.8 or higher within the past 10 years

b. High school GPA of 2.2-2.79 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after successful completion of ENG 111 and MAT 143 and their corresponding corequisites. This is a required corequisite for the program.

c. High school GPA of below 2.2 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after completion of required transition English and math courses.

d. High school graduation prior to the past 10 years: student will be eligible for Phase II of the selective admission process after successful completion of the RISE placement test or the required transition English and math courses.

Notes:

  1. Applicants are responsible for submitting all the necessary records to the Admissions Office.
  2. All students admitted into a health science program may be required, by clinical or work-based site, to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug testing, prior to, or during clinical education coursework. The results of these tests could affect the student’s ability to progress in the program.
  3. All students completing a health science program may be required, by an external testing agency, to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug test prior to a state or national licensing/certification board approving the graduate to sit for licensure/certification exams.

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