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.
To earn a degree in this program , a student must complete tyhe 62 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.
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 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 208 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOC 212 Social Welfare and Social Policy 3
Specialized Elective (3) 3
General Education Credits
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
MAT Mathematics (1) 3
General Education Elective (2) 9
Total Credits 62
Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
Forum 12 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Averages
(overall and area of specialization) 2.000
Area of Specialization:All required HSV Courses, PSY 107 and SOC 105
SUGGESTED BLOCK FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION
The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will varyaccording to each student's individual needs.
Introduction to Community Resources
English Composition/ Writing
Human Services Methods
Field Work Seminar l
Field Practicum l
Human Growth and Development
Specialized Elective (see footnote 3)
English Composition/ Writing
Field Work Seminar ll
Field Practicum ll
Interviewing and Counseling
Contemporary Social Problems
General Education Elective (see footnote 2)
Mathematics (see footnote 1)
Field Work Seminar lll
Field Practicum lll
Group and Professional Development
Social Welfare and Social Policy
General Education Electives (see footnote 2)
(1) BUS 105, Business Mathematics; MAT 101, Applied Conteporary Mathematics or any course with the "MA" General Education designation.
(2) General Education Electives chosen from two or more of the following: Hisotry, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural or Physical Science,Environmental Studies.
(3) Specialized Elective Chosen from courses designated ECE, HSV, PSY, or SOC; or CRJ 108. SOC 216 is recommended for students who may transfer after graduation.
NOTE: Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in clinical services. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks in the BCC Catalog or CORI/SORI link.