D45380 Total credit hours: 43
The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.
Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of human nature and development from a biological, psychological, and sociological perspective as related to Human Services profession.
- Demonstrate a broad-based understanding of human behavior and social relationships.
- Apply knowledge of culture and society to social institutions and problem solving, while paying attention to cross-cultural differences.
- Demonstrate critical reasoning and problem solving, communication skills, and ethical decision making as tools for working and living.
In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of human services. These technical standards are published in the program student handbook and/or are available from program faculty. Human Services Technical Standards (PDF)
Applicants for admission to the Human Services program will need to complete the requirements for admission as described in the Human Services Packet which includes a 10 hour career shadowing experience.
Transfer Credit for Human Services Courses
The decision regarding transfer credit for human services courses is made by the Director of the program in consultation with members of the faculty and the Associate Dean. Syllabi for courses for which credit is requested will be required.
Students wishing to transfer 15 credit hours or more in Human Services (HSE or SAB) to DCCC must obtain a recommendation letter from the parent institution. See your academic advisor for the appropriate form.
A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all HSE, PSY, ENG, and SAB prefix courses in order to progress in the program.