2016-2017 Catalog

Human Services Technology A.A.S.

A45380

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of legal issues in the human services field
  • Apply a variety of treatment modalities in numerous settings
  • Show adequate skills and knowledge in applying the principles of group dynamics
  • Demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills 
  • Perform a formal intake interview
  • Show an applied understanding of crisis management in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrate understanding of behavioral and substance addictions and standard treatment modalities
  • Show a working knowledge of the available human services resources in our community

Program Progression Policy

Counselor training programs raise sensitive issues for both the client and the counselor. The counselor must be able to identify and deal with these sensitive issues in both the client and the self. Students must demonstrate growth in ethical and professional conduct, counseling skills and appropriate attitude. Faculty may conduct subjective interviews following the freshman year and prior to internship. Validation of emotional health may be required, and in that case the Dean of Business and Public Services, the Human Services Coordinator, Director of Admissions, and an outside clinician will serve as a review committee.

A student judged deficient in any area may be withdrawn from the program. A student may apply for readmission through the review committee after one year. Students receiving two “D”s in core or concentration courses will be withdrawn immediately from the program. Students may apply for readmission after one year. In addition, this program raises sensitive personal issues, and it is strongly recommended that students in recovery be chemical-free for one year prior to admission.

Each student in the Human Services Technology program must satisfactorily complete a two part internship in order to meet degree requirements. Any conduct by a student which results in termination from their internship placement will result in course grades of "F" for both the Supervision and Internship courses. In addition, the student will be immediately terminated from the Human Services and Substance Abuse Technology programs for a minimum of one calendar year. Students may apply for readmission after one year to either program.

A student must satisfactorily complete ("C" or higher) Clinical Experience I (HSE 163) before he/she may enroll in Clinical Experience II (HSE 264).

In order for a Human Services Technology program student to enroll in a Clinical Experience or internship course (HSE 160, 163, 260, 264), he/she must first meet the following requirements: 1) complete a minimum of 15 semester hours in core program courses; 2) have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA; and 3) meet with a Human Services faculty member to discuss Clinical Experience site selection and approval. Clinical agencies may require background checks, drug screens, physicals, or immunizations prior to final approval.

 

General Education

Math competency must be met by satisfactory completion or placement credit for DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030.

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 140Environmental Biology

3

FA, SP, SU
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services

3

FA, SP
HSE 112Group Process I

2

SP
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques

3

FA, SP
HSE 125Counseling

3

FA, SP
HSE 210Human Services Issues

2

SP
HSE 225Crisis Intervention

3

FA
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
HSE 160HSE Clinical Supervision I

1

FA
HSE 163HSE Clinical Experience I

3

FA
HSE 212Group Process II

2

SP
HSE 220Case Management

3

FA
HSE 245Stress Management

3

FA
HSE 260HSE Clinical Supervision II

1

SP
HSE 264HSE Clinical Experience II

12

SP
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview

3

FA
SAB 135Addictive Process

3

SP
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA

Total Credit Hours: 70