The Human Services program provides a generalist overview of both theory and practice models found within Human Service and Social Work delivery systems. You’ll explore the service professions and develop professional communication skills within the classroom. You will also gain practical experience through options for Service-Learning projects within the community and a required internship at a local agency that is matched to your areas of interest. After successful transfer, Human Service and Social Work professionals serve clients at a wide variety of organizations including Child Protection agencies, family counseling and community outreach centers, hospitals, schools, and probation departments.
Students enrolled in the program must earn a grade of C or above in HUM, ASA, or EDU courses and have a GPA of 2.0 to take fieldwork courses and to graduate from the program. Special program costs include bus or car expenses for transportation to and from fieldwork sites. A medical examination, a tuberculin test, a background check, and fingerprinting may be required before beginning field work placements and may require additional costs.
Upon completion of your HUM A.S. degree, a graduate wil have the knowledge and skills to transfer to a four year institution to continue studies of Human Services, Social Work or related Social Science majors.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate a knowledge base of theory specific to the social work discipline.
- Students will apply knowledge of social work theory to practice.
- Students will interpret codes of ethical conduct in related fields.
- Students will demonstrate cultural and diversity awareness and sensitivity to social justice.
Essential Skills and Dispositions
The following skills and dispositions, with or without reasonable accommodations, are expected of all students enrolled in the Human Services A.S. program.
- Emotional stability and psychological health to work with children, families, individuals, colleagues and college personnel.
- Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish a professional relationship with individuals, families, and clients from a variety of cultural, social, emotional, and intellectual backgrounds.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Critical thinking for assessment and decision-making in field placements.
- Ability to comprehend and implement duties and responsibilities in Human Services fieldwork.
- Emotional and behavioral self-regulation sufficient to carry out the duties and responsibilities in Human Services fieldwork placements.
- Character dispositions such as honesty, integrity, caring and empathy.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each HUM, ASA, or EDU course in order to graduate.