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School of Liberal Arts

Dean: Paul F. Griffin
Phone: (315) 684-6081

Human Services A.A.S.

Course Description

Human Service Practium

This is the final required course for the Human Services AAS degree program. This course is designed to provide human services students with an opportunity to integrate and assimilate previous learning experiences with human service delivery. Practical field experience combined with lecture and self-reflection enable students to critically assess their personal, professional, and social values as well as practice interpersonal skills in a learning environment. Course assignments and class discussion will enable students to examine influences of organizational structure, funding sources hiring and training of personnel, as well as other agency policies and procedures on the delivery of services. Students will spend 120 hours at a negotiated human service site and 16 hours in a structured classroom setting. Successful completion of this course will require a grade of B or better since this course is intended to evaluate the readiness of graduates to participate in human service employment. Prerequisite: Senior status 3 credits (3 lecture hours/week), spring semester

Admissions Requirements

Students must be prepared to enter Composition and Research (ENGL 101) and Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (MATH 102). Students who do not demonstrate the ability to meet these minimum requirements will be required to successfully complete preparatory coursework and skill-building classes before admission to the Human Services degree program.

Once students have met admission requirements, they will be allowed to transfer into the Human Services program.