Human Services

Human services encompass a wide spectrum of community work designed to help people. Human services professionals work in mental health organizations, developmental disability services, substance abuse programs and multi-service centers.   Apply & Register Program Details

Human services encompass a wide spectrum of community work designed to help people. Human services professionals work in mental health organizations, developmental disability services, substance abuse programs and multi-service centers.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HSR-101 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
HSR-104 Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective3 4
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
HSR-102 Social Work Processes 3
HSR-103 Introduction to Counseling 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 or  
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective or  
...-... Technology General Education Elective 3/4
...-... General Education Elective4 3
...-... Diversity General Education Elective5 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16/17
Second Semester
HSR-105 Group Dynamics 3
HSR-107 Field Work6 3
POL-101 Introduction to Political Science or  
POL-103 American Federal Government 3
...-... General Education Elective7 3
...-... General Education Elective7 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Language General Education Elective Recommended for Students transferring to Rutgers School of Social Work & Richard Stockton College
2 MTH-111 & MTH-107 Recommended for Students transferring to Rutgers School of Social Work & Richard Stockton. (MTH-111 is a prerequisite for Rutgers School of Social Work)
3 BIO-111 is recommended for Richard Stockton College
4 BIO-103 is a prerequisite for Rutgers School of Social Work.
5 ENG-271 or HIS-101 is recommended for Rutgers School of Social Work and Richard Stockton College.
6 Students should only register for this course in their last semester prior to graduation.
7 HIS-101 or HIS-102, or ART Gen Ed. Elective, or PHL-101, 131, 232 are recommended courses.
NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to qualify for transfer to various
    baccalaureate programs in human services or other related
    social service fields.
  • To prepare students to work with specific population groups
    and in different practice situations.
  • To provide students with the knowledge of available human
    services delivery systems in the community where the
    student works and lives.
  • To prepare the student to demonstrate a commitment to the
    promotion of the human services field while maintaining the
    integrity of a professional according to the ethical codes of
    the human services professional organizations.
  • To provide the students with communication and listening
    skills to help clarify client’s needs as well as oral and written
    communication skills to enhance agency, institution, and
    community needs.
  • To prepare the students to link the community systems with
    people systems that provide them with resources, services,
    and opportunities for improving social functioning.
  • To provide students with a foundation in General Education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze contemporary social welfare issues affecting American society.
  2. Behave in a professional and ethical manner.
  3. Explain and use elements of effective working relationships encompassing the ideals of empathy, positive communication and active listening.
  4. Differentiate between various types of services within the social welfare system.

Employment Opportunities

  • Social service
  • Mental health
  • Early childhood
  • Gerontology
  • Community work
  • Corrections
  • Probation
  • Addictions
  • Rehabilitation

Contact Person

Professor Fatemah Sedighi, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4535
email: fsedighi@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

44.0701

Program Code

HSR.AS