This certificate of achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in the human services/social work field and for career advancement for those already employed in these occupations. Jobs may include case management, care giver, advocate, and activities coordinator. Students learn the skills and knowledge necessary to potentially transfer to upper division programs in social work or human services and to be employed at the paraprofessional entry level in social work and human services agencies. There are no material fees for the courses associated with this program.
5 students per year
• Develop a psychosocial treatment plan for a client.
The Human Services Generalist program prepares students for careers in the helping professions, may prepare students for the first two years of their transferable Human Services education and enhance the skills of persons already employed in this field. In addition, the students will be provided with several personal/interpersonal skills needed to live healthy lives and deal with the stressful demands of daily living.
Students in the Human Services program interact with and provide services to the community at large. They will network with community agencies. Additionally, community agencies will interact with Long Beach City College as they provide field trip opportunities as well as job and volunteer opportunities. Community agencies who visit the college, also provide services to the students and serve as members of our advisory committee.
Human Services is currently associated with Right at Home as an employer. Right at Home is working in conjunction with Career Coach and will employ students offering a flexible work schedule. Additional agencies come to classes as guest speakers to inform students of the various agencies in the community who will provide future employment and/or volunteer opportunities.
Students seeking a certificate in the Human Services Generalist program have the option of taking a 3.5 unit fieldwork class (HS72A) which will allow them to work for 180 hours at an agency while also receiving supervision and guidance from their professor. Long Beach City College partners with multiple agencies in the community at which students can perform fieldwork, including but not limited to Salvation Army and Fred Brown Recovery. Students can also form new contracts with sites that currently do not have a contract for fieldwork with Long Beach City College.
|Requirements||Course No.||Course Description||Units||Sequence||Materials Fee|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|HS 1||Introduction to Social Work||3||Y1 Fall, Spring||$0.00|
|HS 50||Law and Ethics||3||Yr1 Spring||$0.00|
|HS 43||Case Management: Treatment & Aftercare||3||Yr1 Fall||$0.00|
|HS 48||Group & Family Process||3||Yr1 Fall||$0.00|
|Complete TWELVE - TWLEVE AND A HALF (12 - 12.5) units from the following courses.|
|HS 45||Stress Management for Case Managers||3||Yr1 Fall||$0.00|
|HS 207||Development of Helping/Listening Skills||3||Yr1 Fall||$0.00|
|HS 7||Introduction to Victimology||3||Yr1, Spring||$0.00|
|HS 252||Co Occurring Disorders||3||Yr1, Spring||$0.00|
|HS 242||Conflict Resolution/ Mediation||3||Yr1, Spring||$0.00|
|HS 260||Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies||3||Yr2, Fall||$0.00|
|HS 15||Social Welfare: People with Disabilities||3||Yr2, Fall||$0.00|
|HS 41||Introduction to Chemical Dependency||3||Yr2, Fall||$0.00|
|HS 26||Introduction to Gerontology||3||Yr2, Spring||$0.00|
|HS 72A||Field Instruction and Seminar I||3.5||Yr2, Spring||$0.00|