Human Services - A.S. Degree

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Program Information

The Human Services A.S. is designed to transfer into Bachelor of Social Work Programs. Program graduates transfer successfully as junior into Bachelor of Social Work Programs in most nearby colleges, through pre-set Transfer Agreements with those programs. Social Work is a field dedicated to empowering individuals, families and communities, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues of economic and social inequality. Social workers practice in a wide range of settings, including group homes, shelters, hospitals, mental health facilities, schools, nursing homes, and substance abuse rehabilitation programs. They help individuals, families, and groups cope with problems such as homelessness, inadequate housing, serious illness, disabilities, unemployment, lack of job skills, unwanted pregnancy, and family disruptions.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Analyze the historical context of current social problems.
  • Identify the major casework methodologies used in direct service settings.
  • Apply basic ethical principles in the practice of social work.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the Ecological Systems Theory approach to the dynamic interactions between micro, mezzo and macro systems in the life of the individual.
  • Describe the relationships among socio-cultural factors, economic factors and social problems.

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