General Overview of the Human Services Program
The Human Services Professional program is a competancy-based program preparing students for work as practitioners in social services, health and addiction agencies. The program offers three options for completion:
- a one-quarter (15 credits) Case Aide certificate;
- a three-quarter (45 credits) Human Services certificate; and
- a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Human Services.
The program's core courses and PSYC& 100 currently meet the educational competancies for Chemical Dependency Trainee for the state of Washington.
The Program's Mission
Upon successful completion of the A.A.S. degree and the certificate in Human Services, students should be able to:
- Access appropriate resources and document clients' clincial informaiton in styles and formats consistent with best practices in Human Services.
- Constuct personal and professional boundaries to improve the ability to work collaboratively with clients and coworkers.
- Provide quality client care by integrating personal characteristics and strengths.
- Acknowledge cultural and individual differences in self and others, and communicate sensitivity toward uniqueness to better meet the needs of clients.
- Resolve personal and professional challenges by developing, communicating and practicing physical, psychological and spiritual self care.
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