The Health and Human Services Department offers a Human Services Program that prepares the student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the Human Services profession. The Human Services profession is dedicated to providing services to individuals and families in need of assistance and to enhance the quality of life for those served. Applicable Health and Human Services courses meet the education requirements and standards set forth by the State of California.
They prepare students to qualify and test for alcohol and drug counselor certification by the California Associating of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CAADAC). All coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students who wish to earn and A.A. degree in Human Services may do so by completing additional general education requirements. The Health and Human Services Department strongly recommends that students complete the following courses prior to entry into this program:
ENGL 001A Composition and Reading
Or ESL, Level 4 and one of the following:
BOT 210A Keyboard Skills through Word Processing
BOT 221A Word/Information Processing: Beginning Applications (Microsoft Applications TM)
CIS 110 Fundamental Computer Literacy
Some possible careers: Human Service Worker, Case Manager, Community Support Worker, Crisis Intervention Worker, Mental Health Worker, Life Skills Counselor, Residential Manager, Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counselor, Community Worker, Halfway House Counselor, Group Home Worker, Group Counselor, Eligibility Worker, Probation Aide, Peer Counselor, Outreach.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
* Students completing a Certificate of Achievement in Health and Human services shall be prepared to take one of the appropriate local and National board examinations for licensure and certification as a registered specialist respectively. * Shall obtain employment as a professional or continue their education, training, or experience. * Shall possess the entry level knowledge and skills required for employment.