Dec 19, 2018  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19

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Psychology, A.A.



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Offered at Ottumwa Campus

Objectives:

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:

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.

Recommended Courses:

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.

Program Total: 63 Credits

Term I


Total: 12 Credits


Total: 9 Credits


Term III


Total: 12 Credits


Term IV


  • PSY 251 - Social Psychology - Credits: 3.00
  • PSY XXX Psychology Elective - 3 Credits

  • XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

  • XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

Total: 12 Credits


Term V


Total: 9 Credits


Term VI


Total: 9 Credits


Psychology Electives
PSY 121           Psychology of Adjustment
PSY 223          Child & Adolescent Psychology
PSY 226          Psychology of Aging
PSY 241          Abnormal Psychology
PSY 281          Educational Psychology (Winter/Spring)
SOC 110          Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120          Marriage and Family

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