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2023-2024 General Catalog Archived 
2023-2024 General Catalog Archived [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Technology, Diploma

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Total credit hours: 46

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of human nature and development from a biological, psychological, and sociological perspective as related to the Human Services profession.
  2. Demonstrate a broad-based understanding of human behavior and social relationships.
  3. Apply knowledge of culture and society to social institutions and problem solving, while paying attention to cross-cultural differences.
  4. Demonstrate critical reasoning and problem solving, communication skills, and ethical decision making as tools for working and living.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students must demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.

Progression Requirements

A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all HSE, PSY, ENG, and SAB prefix courses in order to progress in the program.

NOTE: Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain clinical experience, employment, or certification in the Human Services field. Prospective students should obtain additional information from a College counselor or program faculty member prior to seeking admission.

Technical Standards

In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of human services.  Human Services Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)  

Transfer Options

The decision regarding transfer credit for human services courses is made by the Division Chair in consultation with members of the faculty and the appropriate academic administrator. Syllabi for courses for which credit is requested will be required.

Curriculum Guide

See below for an example of a full time pathway.  Additional general education course substitutions may be available, please speak with your advisor.   If you plan to transfer, discuss these details early on with your advisor.

First Fall

First Spring

First Summer

Second Fall

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