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  • Course of Study

    Pre-Requisite Courses

    • The pre-requisite class of HSC101-Orientation to Human Services provides you with the history of human services and the basics of human services work with clients and systems. HSC101 is a hybrid course and is taught partially on line. Students will begin creating their e-Portfolio in this class.
    • The pre-requisite class of HSC102- Principles of Human Relations is an introduction to interviewing skills (enhanced by the use of the College's state of the art Simulation Laboratory) and the essential body of knowledge about human interactions needed for a successful Fieldwork Placement experience.

    Core Concentration Courses

    • Mental Health Majors' specialization classes are HSM120-Surveyof Approaches to Psychological Treatments, HSG150-Introduction to Gerontological Services, and HSM140-Child Welfare. (Please refer to the SIM-LAB section) Your fieldwork experience will be within services that provide supportive mental health services. This includes campus based services, hospitals, specialized community services, school/after-school environments, and vocational rehabilitation programs.
    • Gerontology Majors' specialization CORE courses are HSM120-Surveyof Approaches to Psychological Treatments, HSG150-Introduction to Gerontological Services, and HSC160-Conflict Resolution. (Please refer to the SIM-LAB section) Your fieldwork placement in the clinical phase will be within services for older adults. This includes placements in hospitals, senior centers and community programs.
    • Disabilities & AIDS Concentrations are not official majors or tracts in Human Services but interested students can apply to the Programs Director to develop a sub-specialty in Disability Studies or AIDS as part of their Human Services/Mental Health Degree.

    By permission of the Program Director, Mental Health Health and Gerontology Majors may take a CORE ELECTIVE instead of one of the required CORE courses.

    HSE105-Working and Understanding Disabled Children focuses on psycho-educational interventions for children with developmental, psychiatric and/or physical disabilities. An important aspect of this class is learning how to provide support services to parents.

    HSE111-Introduction to Developmental Disabilities focuses on gaining and understanding of the impact of various types of developmental disabilities and how human services workers provide assistance with with activities of daily living (ADLs), socialization, and arranging for vocational, educational and other support services. Working with developmentally disabled adults in group home settings is also addressed.

    HSM125-AIDS Related Case Management focuses on a series of interventions that encompasses counseling, counseling, practical services and cordination of benefits for people with HIV/AIDS.


    Suggested Sequence of Courses

  •  FIRST YEAR
    Fall I    Credits   Fall II   Credits     Total
    Credits
     
    • ENG101
    • SSS100
    • SSY101
    • HUP102/103
    3
    3
    3
    3
    • ENG103 2    
    Total  12     2      14 
               
    Spring I  Credits   Spring II   Credits      
    • HSC101
    • HSC102
    • HSS014
    • SCH150/210
    • MAT120
    3
    3
    0
    3
    3
    • HSM120 3    
    Total    12      3     15 
            Total
    Credits
     
    29 

     SECOND YEAR
    Fall I    Credits   Fall II   Credits     Total
     Credits
     
    • SCB115/SCC205
       /SCC210
    • HSC203
    • HSC135
    • SSY240
    4
    2
    3
    3
    • HSM140 3    
    Total  12          15  
               
    Spring I  Credits   Spring II   Credits      
    • ENG102
    • HSM204
    • HSC130
    • SSY241
    • SCN195
    3
    2
    3
    3
    2
    • HSG150 3    
    Total    13       3     16  
            Total
    Credits
     
    31  

     


     

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