The Social Work and Human Service Assistant certificate prepares students for entry-level paraprofessional work opportunities in community agencies and can also create a pathway for the Social Work and Human Service AA-T transfer degree to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, and counseling practices.
Students learn effective case management skills, helping and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding overview of theories, skills and job opportunities in the social work and human service industry. Students will also learn about social work and human service ethical codes, morals, and laws, and consider how ethics and values guide the decision-making process and service delivery. Students will identify the role of the helper in advocacy for social justice with respect to all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, and how to deliver equitable services for all populations. Service-based learning opportunities with an apprenticeship placement, personal growth and professional development are provided.
|COURSE INFORMATION||YEAR ONE:||YEAR TWO:|
|Course||Course Title||Annual # of Section||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|HUMSV 170||Intro to Social Work and Human Services||7||108||6||117|
|HUMSV 173||Helping and Interpersonal Skills||4||36||3||47|
|HUMSV 140||Case Management in the Public Sector||8||93||6||115|
|SOC 141||Race and Ethic Relations||2||55||5||127|
This certificate aligns with San Bernardino Valley College's mission by offering innovative instructional programs in the fields of social service and human service community work. It supports the educational goals of a culturally diverse community of learners by preparing students for entry-level positions in these fields. Furthermore, it contributes to the college's commitment to continuous improvement and fostering an antiracist culture by providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to assist other social and human service providers, thereby promoting equitable access to services in various fields, including psychology, rehabilitation, support for families, and accessing benefits and social and community services. This program helps create a meaningful learning environment and a sense of belonging for students, employees, and the community by preparing individuals to serve the needs of diverse populations effectively.
This certificate is designed to provide students with career preparation at the vocational level in the fields of social service and human service community work at an entry level position. This certificate also provides students with a career pathway to the Social Work and Human Service AA-T transfer degree.
At the completion of this program, students will be able to: Assist other social and human service providers in providing client services in a variety of fields some of which may include psychology, rehabilitation, support for families, and obtaining available benefits and social and community services.
(Y1 or S1)
|HUMSV 170||Introduction to Social Work and Human Services||3.0||Y1|
|HUMSV 173||Helping and Interpersonal Skills||3.0||Y1|
|HUMSV 140||Case Management in the Public Sector||3.0||Y1|
|SOC 141||Race and Ethnic Relations||3.0||Y1|
Diann Thursby · 10/03/23
Received regional recommendation at 10-2-2023 IEDRC Deans Meeting.