2011 CCBC College Catalog

Human Services

HUMS 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Human Services

Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of human services in a multicultural society; introduces the student to the skills necessary for entry level and professional work in education, social work, mental health, human services administration, and supported employment. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

HUMS 102 – 3 Credits
Functional Impact of Aging

Examines functional decline related to aging; covers specific diseases that impact the elderly, safe mobility practices, fall prevention principles, and how to follow care plans developed by skilled practitioners (i.e. Occupational Therapists). NOTE: Same as ELDR 102. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

HUMS 103 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Elder Care

Examines the many facets of the care and housing of the elderly; covers the evolution of elder care and provides the foundation to analyze issues such as the social, economic, and political environments, as well as credentialing, insurance, and reimbursement. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

HUMS 106 – 3 Credits
Introduction to the Field of Child and Youth Care

Introduces principles and skills necessary to work with children and youth at risk; will focus on those proficiencies needed to work with individuals in out-of-home care. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

HUMS 122 – 3 Credits
Aging in America

Emphasizes six themes: lifespan development, person/environment interaction, optimal quality of life, cross-cultural factors, how aging is studied, and growing older in a new age of urbanization and technology. Same as SOCL 122. Earn credit one time. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 131 – 3 Credits
The Business of Job Coaching

Provides an introduction to the business culture of the 21st century and its relationship to job coaching and supported employment; emphasizes organizational structure and management functions as they apply to business. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 139 – 3 Credits
Interviewing and Counseling Techniques

Distinguish between interviewing, counseling, and psychotherapy; demonstrate communication skills that enhance the exchange of information between the interviewer and the subject; interpret messages exchanged in verbal and nonverbal communication; identify ingredients of a helping relationship; describe barriers that prevent the accurate exchange of information; discuss planning strategies for successful interviewing; determine and evaluate outcome goals for intervention; define treatment theories currently available to community workers; analyze planning and implementation; and demonstrate competence in multiculturally-sensitive basic interviewing skills. Same as CRJU 139. Earn credit for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 140 – 3 Credits
Life Skills Development

Investigates skills needed to work with youth on a daily basis in out-of-home care. Course work explores the development and implementation of leisure time activities, goal setting, daily living skills, job search skills, and money management. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

HUMS 160 – 3 Credits
Life Stages in Child and Youth Care

Studies a child's development from age 3 through 21, with an emphasis on the affecting developmental and behavioral factors associated with at-risk children. This course investigates the Child and Youth Care Practitioner roles and the methods of adult/child interactions that contribute to the health, growth and development of the child/youth in out-of-home care. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 161 – 3 Credits
Standards of Health and Safety in Child and Youth Care

Standards of Health and Safety in Child and Youth Care Services introduces and explores the issues in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe environment for children and adolescents. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 162 – 3 Credits
Legal and Ethical Issues in Child and Youth Care

Legal and Ethical Issues in Child and Youth Care examines the legal and ethical issues inherent in the Child and Youth Care Practitioner (CYCP) field. The course focuses on the child welfare system, child safety/custody laws, confidentiality, and the required documentation and reporting processes. Further, ethical decision-making skills are developed. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 163 – 3 Credits
Interviewing and Communication Techniques for Children and Youth

Interviewing and Communication Techniques for Children and Youth introduces the principles and skills necessary for the effective use of therapeutic communication with children and youth. Students explore the relationship between interviewer and minor client. Study focuses on the investigation of the various stages in the counseling process as well as the approaches of the major therapists in counseling psychology in relation to children in need. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

HUMS 205 – 3 Credits
Techniques of Group Counseling

Course is designed to familiarize students with techniques and applications of group counseling and training for use with various populations. Various skills for effective group counseling will be introduced and practiced. The concepts and skills will be examined in the context of group counseling theories. Same as MNTH 205. Earn credit one time. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: HUMS 101, HUMS 111 and written permission of Human Services Program director, or MNTH 101, MNTH 103 and written permission of Mental Health Program director.

HUMS 211 – 3 Credits
Case Management in the Human Services

Explores the use of case management in both public and private human services programs. Course focuses on issues of eligibility, efficient use of community resources, program planning, and models of case management. NOTE: Course formerly known as HUMS 201. Credit can be granted for taking either HUMS 201 or HUMS 211. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

HUMS 220 – 2 Credits
Crisis Intervention

Introduces concepts associated with people in crisis. Approaches to help those experiencing crisis will be introduced and practiced. The concepts and skills will be examined in the context of different categories of crisis. Same as MNTH 220. Earn credit for one only. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: HUMS 111, or MNTH 101 and MNTH 103

HUMS 260 – 3 Credits
Behavior Management and Crisis Intervention in Youth

Examines concepts associated with children and youth in crises. Approaches to help those experiencing crisis are introduced and practiced. The concepts and skills are examined in the context of different categories of crises, behavior management, different age groups experiencing crises, with a special emphasis on children in out-of-home care. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and HUMS 139 or HUMS 163.

HUMS 274 – 4 Credits
Internship: Human Services

Human Services Internship is the capstone course for study in the Human Services Program. This internship offers the opportunity to gain field experience through a supervised work experience with an appropriate agency. Minimum 96 hours required on-site time. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: HUMS 220 or HUMS 260 and permission of the coordinator