Professor Les Gallo-Silver, MSW, ACSW, LCSW-R
Phone: (718) 482-5756
The Human Services Programs, coordinated by the Health Sciences Department, lead to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with a special orientation to the human service and social work profession. Students may select Gerontology or Mental Health. The curricula are designed to prepare students either for career objectives or for transfer to senior colleges.
The Human Services Programs at LaGuardia Community College are dedicated to provide a supportive learning
environment through faculty who model the competencies and values of the helping professions. Faculty
engages students in collaborative learning environments to nurture and challenge students toward fulfilling their
educational and career goals.
The curriculum emphasizes the integration of course work and internships enabling students to assimilate theory
in relation to practice. The curriculum links assignments in the field and classroom in order to explore,
demonstrate and evaluate specified knowledge, skills, and values related to the field.
The Mental Health Program prepares students for careers in social
service agencies, community centers, hospitals and other related institutions.
Mental health graduates who transfer to senior colleges can
continue their studies in the fields of human services and social
The Gerontology Program prepares students for careers in neighborhood
senior citizens’ centers, in nursing homes and in geriatric
outreach programs. Gerontology students who transfer to senior colleges
can continue their studies in fields such as gerontology and