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Human Services

Program Chair

Jim Carroll
253.566.5214 jcarroll@tacomacc.edu

TCC’s competency-based Human Services program prepares students for employment as practitioners in social service, health and addiction agencies. The program offers three completion options:

  • a one-quarter (15 credits) Case Aide certificate
  • a three-quarter (45 credits) Human Services certificate (meets educational competencies for Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) as described by the State of Washington)
  • a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Human Services.

The program’s core courses and PSYC& 100 course currently satisfy the educational competencies for Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee for the state of Washington.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree or the certificate in Human Services, students will:

  • Recognize historical influences that have led to the development of the Human Services profession.
  • Explain the interaction and diversity of human systems including individual, interpersonal, group, family, organizational, community, and social.
  • Analyze and apply major models used to provide services.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage client and organizational information.
  • Plan and evaluate service needs, strategies, and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for service delivery and appropriate interventions.
  • Develop and utilize effective professional Human Services communication skills.
  • Recognize the values, attitudes, and ethics practices in Human Services.
  • Develop awareness of one's own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations.
  • Recognize and apply elements of the continuum of care used in behavior health and recovery systems.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK FOR ENTRY

To enter the Human Services program, students must assess at ENGL& 101 level or have completed ENGL/ 095 with a C or higher.

DEGREE/CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Case Aide Certificate

(15 credits)

The Case Aide Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment opportunities with a wide variety of human service agencies.

HSP 100

Introduction to Human Services

5

HSP 103

Therapeutic Approaches and Techniques

5

HSP 112

Best Practices in Human Services

5

Associate in Applied Sciences Degree

(97 credits)

  1. 1st Quarter

HSP 100

Introduction to Human Services

5

HSP 103

Therapeutic Approaches and Techniques

5

HSP 107

Behavioral Health and Wellness

5

  1. 2nd Quarter

HSP 112

Best Practices in Human Services

5

HSP 113

Advanced Helping Strategies

5

HSP 117

Ethics and Professional Development

5

  1. 3rd Quarter

HSP 121

Survey of Addictions and Pharmacology

5

HSP 126

Cultural Competencies for Human Services

5

HSP 291

Supervised Clinical Practicum I

5

  1. 4th Quarter

CU 102

Word I (or other approved computer course)

2

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

5

HSP 292

Supervised Clinical Practicum II

5

HSP

Specialty Course - select one from list below

5

  1. 5th Quarter

ENGL& 102

Composition II: Argument and Persuasion

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

HSP 293

Supervised Clinical Practicum III

5

  1. 6th Quarter

HSP

Specialty Course - select one from list below

5

SOC& 101

Introduction to Sociology

5

BUS 110

Business Math

5

or MATH& 107

Math: A Practical Art

 

ELECTIVES

Students completing the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Human Services program must select 10 credits of related elective courses. Students may select specialty courses from the Human Services program, human development courses, and/or behavioral sciences courses. Specialty courses are usually taken during the last three quarters of the program.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Students are encouraged to select two courses that relate to their academic and career goals. Ongoing academic advising is provided to help students adjust program requirements to meet specific needs. For information contact the HSP office at 253.566.5076.

HSP 130

Recovery Education

5

HSP 212

Advanced Case Management

5

HSP 224

Dynamics of Family Violence

5

HSP 225

Treatment Trends for Domestic Violence

5

HSP 230

Co-occuring Disorders

5

HSP 241

Working with Youth and Families

5

HSP 251

Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies

5

HSP 252

Advanced Prevention Strategies

5

HSP 262

Loss and Grief Through Life Span

5

HSP 265

Aging and Adult Services

5

HSP 281

Clinical Supervision

5

HSP 282

Program and Proposal Development

5

 
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