This program prepares individuals for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational and mental health services. The curriculum provides an opportunity for the student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment. Included in the curriculum is a core of human services courses, general education courses, and technical courses with a specific human services emphasis. Application of human services principles and skills is provided through a clinical experience in an appropriate setting.
Upon completion of the program the graduate is prepared to seek employment in various areas which may include childcare facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, hospitals, educational institutions, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, child and youth centers, and social service agencies.
Students obtain a “C” or better in all core classes (HMS 101, HMS 102, HMS 103, HMS 104, HMS 220, and (HMS 248 OR HMS 251) and also in the two technical courses that have been selected to complete the core requirements.