The Human Services associate degree trains students to provide information, support, care and advocacy to those in need. The program combines in-class coursework with specialized study opportunities and real-world training essential for working at social agencies, counseling centers, educational institutions or correctional facilities.
Through a broad-based curriculum, students will be introduced to all of the fundamentals of psychology, stress management, conflict management and social problems. Students will also acquire the skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Develop and maintain supportive, strength-based helping relationships that foster growth and problem solving in those being helped.
- Apply skills to the development of care and treatment plans and interventions.
- Demonstrate advocacy and professional and ethical standards.
- Provide services in a culturally competent manner.
- Develop respectful relationships with staff, clients, families and communities.
- Demonstrate effective oral communication with staff, clients and families.
- Communicate clearly in written reports.
- Grant writing to fulfill identified specific community needs.
- Demonstrate assessment and treatment knowledge and skills and strategies for people with substance abuse and mental health problems.