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The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery. (National Organization for Human Services definition)
The Human Services program prepares you for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational, and mental health services. The curriculum will give you the essential knowledge and skills to begin a career in direct service to individuals. You'll study Human Services courses, technical electives pertaining to various areas of Human Services, and general education courses. Application of Human Services principles and skills is provided through a clinical experience in an appropriate setting. The clinical course is usually taken in your last semester. You may focus your studies by choosing the specific technical courses that best match your interests in such areas as juvenile delinquency, gerontology, corrections, developmental disabilities, and community and family services.
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This program has no special admission requirements. Please see the college's general admission requirements.
When you graduate you are prepared to seek employment in various areas of Human Services. These settings may include hospitals, youth care facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, and social services agencies.
The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.
You can transfer your two years at HCC into a four-year program in counseling, Human Services, and other areas. Work with your Program Coordinator and an advisor at the university of your choice.
Dr. Jah-Ra'EL V. Burrell, Program Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Academic Building 151
Phone: (270) 707-3879
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.