The program prepares graduates for employment areas such as
mental health, social service, substance abuse counseling, and case
management and to enter graduate programs in Social Work,
Counseling, and Mental Health.
The program will prepare graduates
Demonstrate knowledge of the history of
the human services profession
- Describe the historical context leading to the continuing
development of the profession
- Identify social inequities and relate them to the strong value
orientation of human services in areas such as advocacy and
commitment to the ethical principles of social justice.
- Describe the service areas and related social situations that
resulted in the need for the practice of human services.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic
principles and theories of psychology and sociology
- Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts relevant to
- Demonstrate knowledge of the psychological and sociological
issues involved in such areas as access to health care, housing,
employment, adequate income,
- Find appropriate resources to assist clients
Demonstrate understanding of the
macro-organizational aspects of social service
- Classify types of organizational models.
- Describe various funding sources.
- Describe how agencies are regulated.
- Explain the effect of funding sources on agency programs.
- Describe how the agency’s mission impacts on the target
Work effectively with vulnerable
populations, such as children, geriatrics, substance abusers, the
physically disabled, and the mentally ill.
- Interpret behavior based on stages of the life cycle.
- Demonstrate how a human service professional may effectively
intervene in an issue facing an elderly client.
- Distinguish between the challenges faced by an adolescent with
normal development and those of a physically disabled or mentally
challenged adolescent and create plans to work with each.
- Describe interventions appropriate for working with a substance
Each student will be able to apply their
theoretical skills through internships.
- Explain who are the members of the population the agency
- Give examples of the types of issues presented by the target
- Explain what your function is as an intern.
- Explain how you record information.
- Critique samples of recorded work you have done at the
- Describe the role of a human service professional in the