Degree, Certificate or Diploma
What will you do
This program is designed for students with the option of transferring to a four-year institution or entering the workforce in an entry-level position. This program will give students the opportunity to explore several career areas including youth care, addictive studies, case management, and social work. Career opportunities include employment in a number of fields such as mental health, substance abuse counseling, crisis intervention, youth worker, child/spousal abuse counseling, and working with the elderly.
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ENG 105 - Composition I
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology
HSV 259 - Introduction to Chemical Dependency
HSV 109 - Introduction to Human Services
ENG 106 - Composition II
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
HSV 225 - Counseling Techniques
HSV 132 - Fundamentals of Case Management
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
HUM 287 - Leadership Development Studies
HSV 115 - Agency and Community Resources
HSV 180 - Ethics for Human Service Professionals
HSV 802 - Internship
Total Semester Hours Required: 64.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Recognize the professional characteristics of a human services worker.
- Demonstrate effective interviewing and counseling skills when engaging clients.
- Compose the written documentation required of a human services case manager.
- Assemble a comprehensive service plan.
- Recognize the dynamics of vulnerable persons and special populations.
- Evaluate community and agency resources.
- Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa