Human Services Program
Associate in Science - Human Services Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual and Society||PSY101 satisfies Area 2||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|World View||From Area 3||3|
|Quantitative Thought||From Area 4||3||MAT097 or placement|
|Science and Technology||From Area 5||4|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|Intro to Human Services Profession w/ Field Practice||HSV101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Case Management in Human Services||HSV218||3||PSY215 and ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Child Growth/Development||ECE103||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Addiction||HSV112||3||PSY101 and ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Human Services Practicum I||HSV220||Fall||3||HSV216 and Chair approval|
|Human Services Practicum II||HSV221||3||Chair approval and HSV220|
|Issues in HSV||HSV217||3||HSV101 and PSY101 and PSY215 and PSY224|
|Pre-Practicum Prep w/Field Experience||HSV216||Spring||3||see note**|
|Professional Ethics in Human Services||HSV214||3||ENG111 and HSV101 and HSV112|
|Career Elective||see note*||3|
|Learning community or Elective||see note*||3|
*Note: New degree-seeking students enrolled in nine credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Seminar within their first year.
Career Electives: HSV215, HSV219, PSY233, AHE104, PSY227 or INT123
**Note: A placement experience in a human service agency is required by the course following a C.O.R.I. background check. The prerequisite for Associate degree students is a grade of C or better in College Writing II and a minimum of 27 credits completed toward the A.S. in Human Services including, at a minimum, a grade of C or better in HSV101, HSV112, PSY215, and PSY224. Also, HSV216 is to be taken the semester before enrolling in HSV220.
Early Childhood Education and Human Services Department’s mission statement and goals state two primary purposes:
- To provide knowledge, training and skill development for persons interested in working in the area of social services with specific educational opportunities for those interested in early childhood development, human services, and education, and
- To serve the community as an information and knowledge-base in the area of social service, with specific expertise in early childhood education and development, human services, and education.
This program prepares students as assistants and paraprofessionals in careers that direct the delivery of services to people.
Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Human Services Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this program qualify for careers in social welfare, mental health, community development, public administration, youth work, work with elderly, family counseling and social service agencies.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Use formal and informal assessment practices to respond to the needs, desires, and interests of participants receiving information and support from a Human Service organization, enhancing the persons’ ability to lead a self determining life.
- Communicate effectively and demonstrate skills needed to establish collaborative relationships with participants receiving services.
- Demonstrate knowledge about formal and informal supports available, as well as diverse challenges facing participants, using advocacy strategies to overcome these challenges by mobilizing resources to reach participant goals.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in handling crisis prevention, intervention, and resolution techniques with detailed documentation of the work in a human services agency.
- Understand the mission and practices of human services organizations, fully participating in the life of the agency as a professional and be able to identify areas of self improvement and professional development needed for future goal attainment.