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Human Services (Evening Program) Degree

Health and Sciences Division

General Description | Semester Layout  | Course Requirements | Printable Checklist

Mission

To provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values needed for employment in the human services field.

Description

Human services worker is a generic term for individuals with a wide array of job titles and responsibilities. Human service workers usually work and provide services under the direct supervision of professionals from a variety of fields. These services would include: direct and indirect client care, assess client needs, lead group activities, assist clients in need of counseling and/or crisis intervention, teach daily living skills, act as a liaison for family members, provide emotional support, and treatment plan participation.

Human service workers are employed by state and local government agencies, individual and family services providers, emergency and relief services, as well as, residential mental retardation, mental health, and substance abuse facilities. According to the U. S. Department of Labor the median income for human service workers is $21,000.The projected growth in job opportunities for human service workers is in the 25-35% range for the next ten years.

Accreditations, Approvals, and Certifications

This program has been accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (Council for Standards in Human Service Education  3337 Duke Street  Alexandria,  VA  22314 ) .

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

None

College None
Other Required

Diploma or GED

Yes

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

No

Prior Experience/Observation

No
Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0

Yes

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

Any course with one of the following prefixes: CPT, ENG, HUS, PSY, SOC, SPC

Yes

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

Any course with one of the following prefixes: CPT, ENG, HUS, PSY, SOC, SPC

Yes

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Yes

Curriculum Completion Requirement

60 months

Yes

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Program Specific Notes

Successful completion of MAT 101 is required for enrollment in any of the HUS field placements.