Human Services (HSRV)

HSRV-120 3 Units Introduction to Human Services

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

The course is an introduction to the social welfare field and explores the historical, cultural and societal aspects of the social work profession. The course will introduce the essential helping skills of human service workers. The broad career opportunities within social services will be examined and a candid look at the demands and strains of choosing a social service career will be explored.

Transfers to CSU only

HSRV-122 3 Units Helping Skills in Human Services

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of HSRV-120 and HSRV-124 with a minimum grade of C.

An introduction to helping skills and interview techniques necessary for paraprofessionals, volunteers and students working in the Human Services field. Students will learn basic communication skills to effectively support and guide persons who need assistance from social, educational and health service systems. Sensitivity and awareness of the client's diverse needs during an interview will be emphasized.

Transfers to CSU only

HSRV-124 3 Units Working With Diverse Populations

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

A course examining the historical and current values, problems, issues, concerns, and support needs of special population groups including, but not limited to age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, socioeconomic status, physical or psychiatric disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The role of power in the helping relationship will be examined with regard to social and cultural identities and viewing both the service provider and the client within the context of the larger society. Emphasis is on the importance of self-awareness and examining personal biases and prejudices in order to be an effective human services provider.

Transfers to CSU only

HSRV-126 3 Units Case Management in Human Services

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of HSRV-120 and HSRV-124 with a minimum grade of C.

The course provides training in case management skills to implement with clients in a variety of human service organizations. Students will learn the practical aspects of case management: intake interviews, assessment, organization and design of a case plan, implementation and follow up. Advocacy skills will be reviewed and an overview of legal and ethical issues and professional development activities of human service specialists will be examined.

Transfers to CSU only

HSRV-130 3 Units Crisis Intervention in Human Services

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of HSRV-120, HSRV-122, HSRV-124, and HSRV-126 with a minimum grade of C.

This course will include strategies and techniques in crisis intervention for individuals training to work in the helping profession including how to conduct intake interviews; provide information, referrals and documentation; and utilize the essential active listening skills for people in crisis. Topics covered are suicide prevention, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, crosscultural competencies, and legal issues including confidentiality.

Transfers to CSU only

HSRV-131 3 Units Introduction to Group Process

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of HSRV-120, HSRV-122, and HSRV-124 with a minimum grade of C, or assessment by the Program Coordinator or instructor.

An introduction to educational and process groups in human services and addiction treatment work settings including theoretical foundation, stages and processes; roles, responsibilities and ethics; strategies and techniques for facilitating group process. Students practice and demonstrate competencies through participation and demonstration of group work.

Transfers to CSU only

HSRV-190 3 Units Field Studies 1

18 hours lecture; 130 hours lab; 148 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of HSRV-120, HSRV-122 and HSRV-124 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is the supervised fieldwork practicum that actively involves students at a supervised human service site. Students apply and integrate the values, knowledge, and skills learned in the classroom through direct, hands-on experience in a human services agency. Special attention is given to individual, group, and family counseling.

Transfers to CSU only