This area of concentration provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to earn a degree with a major in psychology or counseling. This curriculum focuses on developing critical thinking skills, gaining insights in human behavior and increasing interpersonal knowledge.
Career possibilities depend on educational level. An Associate of Arts degree in this area of concentration will qualify the student for various paraprofessional service positions. Additional education increases the career opportunities. There are opportunities for a career in an academic setting such as teaching, counseling, or research. Also opportunities exist in applied settings such as hospitals, mental health clinics, corrections and business/industry.
Preparation for IHCC:
Prospective students should have a strong background in reading, writing and listening skills. Students should be emotionally stable.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the psychology/counseling program at the institution to which they plan to transfer and work with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.