The program will assist Human Services majors to:
- develop a range of individual skills that are required for the Human Services professions.
Demonstrate a proficiency in the skills of: General helping, communication, listening, giving and receiving feedback, confrontation, interviewing and assessment, basic individual and group counseling, documentation, conducting educational presentations, computer/technology, handling a client crisis, case management, ethical behavior, problem-solving, networking/referral, and finding an internship and employment.
- gain knowledge and an understanding of conceptual information used in the Human Services professions.
Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand the knowledge areas of : Roles/Functions/ Characteristics of a Human Services Professional, Confidentiality/Mandated Reporting/State Laws, History of the Profession, Standards, Codes of Ethics, theories, diversity/cultural issues, agency operations, supervision, leadership, ethical decision making, professional development, resources, resume’/cover letter development, interviewing.
- develop additional academic skills required for professional development in the Human Services field
Demonstrate information literacy through the use of technology and research tools. Prepare and present well-developed informational programs using technology.
- promote an awareness of a pluralistic society and an acceptance of a global view.
Demonstrate an awareness of human differences to include economic, social, familial, and environmental concerns.
- prepare the student for employment and/or transfer to a four-year program.
Satisfactory completion of all degree requirements.
Student demonstrates a “fitness for the profession”.
Student meets transfer requirements.