Human Services (520)

Information provided includes course descriptions by subject only.
For complete 2017-2018 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.

520-100 Introduction to Human Services

This course examines the scope, values, and principles of the Human Service profession. Students are introduced to the typical roles and duties of various human service workers and will analyze the role they play within organizations, as well as with the people and communities they serve.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Fall 201751177520-100M08/23/2017 - 12/18/20176:00pm - 8:50pmCentral

520-101 Community Resources and Services

This course will introduce the learner to a wide variety of community agencies, resources, and programs. The functions, funding, clients served, eligibility requirements, and referral procedures of the agency will be explored. Learners will have a chance to participate in site visits and learn about various agencies through guest speakers.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Fall 201751180520-101T08/29/2017 - 12/12/20176:00pm - 8:50pmCentral

520-102 Introduction to Gerontology

The learner will identify basic theories and facts about the aging process and will analyze the psychological and sociological experience of the older adult population. Learners will be able to apply this knowledge towards methods and techniques for serving the aged.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Fall 201751179520-102W08/23/2017 - 12/13/20176:00pm - 8:50pmCentral

520-103 Interviewing Principles & Documentation

The learner develops techniques for interviewing and applies record-keeping skills as practiced in human services agencies. Skills to be practiced include social history and summary recording, case assessment and management, as well as intervention plan development.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-104 Racial and Cultural Diversity in Human Services

This course examines the importance of understanding diversity in mental health careers and the helping professions. The learner analyzes culturally-based, help-seeking behaviors among racial, ethnic, and other sub-populations. General diversity issues are also presented in order to aid students in developing cultural competence in the helping professions.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-105 Intro to Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorders

The learner examines the history of drug use along with the changing historical trends of abuse. The learner will explore various types of addictions and how they are similar and dissimilar to chemical addictions. Learners will analyze the biology of psychoactive drugs and how they can cause addiction.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-106 Professional Practices in Human Services

This course prepares learners to enter the human services profession and abide by a working knowledge of professional codes of ethics. Learners will explore social/ethical issues that impact the profession. Professional credentialing, continuing education, and maintaining vitality within the field will be analyzed.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-107 Field Experience / Human Services 1

Learners develop skills as human services workers by working directly or indirectly with clients through placement in a local social services agency under professional supervision. Students will gain experience through on-the-job training by integrating human services theories and professional skills. Students will explore job responsibilities that relate to a human services agency including client/staff interaction and employee accountability.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (520-100) and (520-106)

520-108 Children and Family Services

This course introduces the learner to the human service professional's role when working with children, families and groups. Issues impacting the family system will be analyzed, including child abuse, divorce, mental health, juvenile delinquency, bereavement and physical health problems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-109 Group Facilitation

The learner develops skills and techniques needed to lead informational and supportive groups. Various counseling approaches and their application to group work will be identified along with the developmental stages of groups.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (520-100) and (520-103)

520-110 People with Disabilities

This course prepares students to work with individuals and families impacted by disabilities. The learner explores a variety of disabilities and issues common to persons with disabilities. Students apply methods and techniques to work with this sub-population.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-111 Field Experience / Human Services 2

The learner is given the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of more advanced social work skills and techniques used in the field. Learners examine the operations of a human services agency including client/staff interaction and employee responsibilities. Learners will be able to apply the experience gained in this course with what they have learned in the program to enter the profession as an entry-level human services worker.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (520-107)

520-112 Human Services Organizational Operations

This course focuses on characteristics and functions of human services organizations and the roles of human service workers in those organizations. Learners apply their skill in organizational assessment methods, planning, budgeting, grant writing, evaluation and consulting -- all part of the Human Service Profession.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (520-100) and (520-107)

520-113 Rehabilitation Services

This course gives the learner a fundamental knowledge base in the drug and alcohol addiction field. Learners examine information about pharmacology, self-help groups, levels of care, symptom identification and assessments. Through the use of case studies the student applies knowledge and skills towards serving those in need of rehabilitation services.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

520-114 Victimology

The learner will examine victimization in the United States through an overview of current theory, trends, and research. This course prepares learners, through analysis of case studies and current events, to support individuals and families that have been impacted by various types of trauma and crimes.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3