HUMAN SERVICES

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certificate

The Human Services certificate is a career program designed for students seeking to develop skills necessary for employment in the field of Human Services. All courses transfer to the Associate Degree in Human Services. The student is provided with the knowledge and experience needed to immediate employment as a paraprofessional in a variety of positions in casework, probation, mental health, geriatric counseling, welfare, mental retardation and other settings which require similar skills.

Advisor: Dr. Ruth Gonzalez, rgonzalez@nwcc.commnet.edu, 860-738-6315

Prerequisite: PSY* 111 General Psychology I

Program Requirements

HSE*101

Introduction to Human Services

3

HSE*202

Intro to Counseling/Interviewing

3

HSE*203

Theories of Counseling

3

HSE*235

Prof & Ethical Issues in Human Services

3

HSE*281

Human Services Field Work I

3

HSE*282

Human Services Field Work II

3

RLS*201

First Aid & Emergency Care

3

PSY*104

Psychology of Adjustment

3

PSY*245

Abnormal Psychology

3

  Total 27

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Counselor in a Residential Treatment Center
  2. Case manager with a welfare department
  3. Health care worker in a nursing home
  4. Direct worker with the physically and mentally challenged
  5. Probation counselor
  6. Youth services worker
  7. Drug/Alcohol counselor aide
  8. Group home supervisor
  9. Or transfer to a baccalaureate program in Human Services or Social Work