Degree, Certificate or Diploma
What will you do
The Human Services Youth Worker program is designed for students with the option of transferring to a four-year institution or entering the workforce in an entry-level youth care worker position. In this program, you learn how to work with children and adolescents in a variety of settings such as residential treatment centers, group homes, hospital-based adolescent programs, and crisis shelters. Qualified personnel are in high demand in many residential treatment programs.
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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 230 - Juvenile Delinquency
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 190 - Youth Care Issues
PSY 224 - Adolescent Psychology
HSV 180 - Ethics for Human Service Professionals
HSV 802 - Internship
HSV 226 - Fundamentals of Family Counseling
HSV 228 - Group Counseling Techniques
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