Human Services

Human Services

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

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Students acquire the skills, values, and ethics necessary to become effective human services workers. Learning occurs in the classroom and in human services internships located in agencies throughout Berkshire County. Graduates are prepared for employment as beginning level human services professionals or for transfer to a baccalaureate programs in human services and related fields. Students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program should select the Human Services A.S. Social Work Transfer Concentration. This is a Joint Admissions eligible program. Program Advisor: Audrey Ringer, LICSW, ext. 4571. EXPECTED OUTCOMES Graduates of this program should be a ble to: work as beginning level professionals, or succed as transfer students in an accredited Bachelor of Social Work program: demonstrate a commitment to the well being and quality of life of the clients being served: know and follow the Human Services Code of Ethics know and use beginning level professional skills, including conducting a strengths based assesment, making effective referrals, developing helping relationships with individuals and familes, providing relationship based counseling, facilitating a group, documenting in agency records, and understanding and appreciating diversity.

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To earn a degree in this program , a student must complete tyhe 62 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.

Program Credits

HSV 111 Human Services Methods 3
HSV 135 Introduction to Community Resources 3
HSV 280 Group and Professional Development 3
HSV Field Work Seminars and Practicums 11
PSY 107 Introductory Psychology 3
PSY 204 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 208 Interviewing and Counseling 3
SOC 105 Intro

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