Human Service professionals perform a wide range of essential services and in a variety of settings including schools, group homes, community mental health facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, halfway houses and substance abuse program facilities.
The Human Services Program combines coursework in the social sciences to prepare students in helping clients cope with and/or prevent social and personal problems. Students who complete the human services degree program will qualify for employment as human service assistants in many agencies. They will also meet the prerequisites for admission to a social work program at senior institutions.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Articulate their place in human culture and the global society from a multidisciplinary perspective acquired through the study of the social sciences, humanities, history, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and languages.
- Describe the factors that have led to the development and reform of the social welfare system in the United States.
- Utilize theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence to understand human development and the interactions among human systems.
- Demonstrate effective communication and intervention skills in classroom and clinical settings.
- Analyze service problems, select appropriate interventions, and evaluate outcome.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.