Human Services is a course of study for those interested in employment in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, developmental disability agencies, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies and programs concerned with substance abuse issues, family violence, homelessness, aging or other social issues. The primary focus of the human service worker is to assist individual and communities to function as effectively as possible and improve individual, family, and community well-being by taking environmental and social resources into consideration.
The field of human services includes: case managers, advocates, grant writers, youth workers, volunteer coordinators, human resource specialists, corrections officers, trainers, para-educators, and advocacy. The Human Services AA and certificate programs are structured around interrelated components including: theoretical foundations/intervention strategies; client population/cultural diversity; research/evaluation; and skill development/field experience. Successful completion of appropriate coursework will enable students to either further their education, seek employment in a variety of social service organizations or both.
|PSY V01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY V15||Introduction to Abnormal Psychology||3|
|SOC V02||Social Problems||3|
|Required Additional Course|
|CD V03||Human Development||3|
|or PSY V05||Introduction to Developmental Psychology|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Conceptual understanding of system concepts, theories, and techniques that are foundational to the practice of human/social services.
- Demonstrate an understanding of assessment methods, treatment planning, and case management.
- Demonstrate understanding of recovery oriented behavior health services.