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Designed for students and paraprofessionals, this program provides an overview of the field of Human Services and explores issues and dynamics within the social services delivery system.

Students will participate in both an academic course of study and a work-based learning experience focusing on the history, theory, development, and implementation of our society's responses to human needs. Program participants will develop knowledge of the issues related to Human Services and build competencies in practice interventions, strategies, technologies and resources for the delivery of Human Services. Coursework can also prepare students for state certification in Drug and Alcohol counseling.

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The program explores strengths-based models along with studying diversity in the Human Services including social, political, and cultural influences. Students can expect to increase competency in technological skills, build effective communication skills in helping relationships and develop creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and ethics. Course work prepares students for higher education in Social Work, Psychology, Health/Human Services, Human Resources, and Community Studies.

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Career opportunities might include employment in such paraprofessional positions as:
  • Social Work Assistants
  • Community Advocates for Children, Adults, or Families at risk
  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse Counselors (with additional training)
  • Community Health Outreach Workers
  • Legal Aid Paraprofessionals
  • Eligibility and Outreach Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Counselors
  • Job Training Specialists
  • Gerontology Aides
  • Probation Officers
  • Residential Counselors
  • Mental Health Technicians

Make a Difference in Your Community! Fall 2024 Human Services Courses.

Learn effective communication skills that lead to a rewarding career in social work, counseling, healthcare, or addiction treatment. Help improve the lives of others-- Get started with these hands-on classes | View Flyer

Intro to Human Services | HSERV 50

Explore careers, issues, and dynamics within the Social Services profession.

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Practices in Human Services | HSERV 51

Discover how to apply appropriate strategies, interventions, and technologies for social work.

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Intro to Counseling & Case Management | HSERV 52

Learn basic theories and techniques of interviewing, counseling, and case management.

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Alcohol, Drugs, & Society | HSERV 60

Study mood altering substances, their patterns of use, and the dynamics of addiction treatment.

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Go from Cabrillo to Career with Human Services.

Classes start on August 26!