Consult the current schedule of classes for information about when these courses are offered.
The Human Services program is intended to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the Human Services field such as program specialist, community outreach worker, life skills counselor, eligibility worker, and social services assistant. Paraprofessional jobs are plentiful in state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations and private social services agencies. Career advancement is available with experience and additional training. Most courses in the program will transfer, allowing the student to pursue and advanced degree.
Degrees and Certificates
Upon successful completion of the Human Services certificate, students will be able to:
- Assist families and individuals in using specialized services and in self-assessment and self-reliance.
- Apply professional behavior, confidentiality, and respect in all situations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
|HUMS 50||Introduction to Human Services||3 units||coursework|
|HUMS 53||Counseling Techniques for the Paraprofessional||3 units||coursework|
|HUMS 54||Family Development||3 units||coursework|
|HUMS 60||Practices in Human Services||1 unit||coursework|
|HUMS 61||Introduction to Alcohol/Drug Studies||3 units||coursework|
|HUMS 62||Introduction to Gerontology||3 units||coursework|