To educate, train, and inspire students to be direct-service support working with individuals, families, groups and communities to overcome adversity.
Statement of Program Philosophy
The Department of Human Services degrees are designed to prepare direct-service workers for
employment in public and private agencies. The course of study trains students in a combination
of both theory and practical application of human services to become reflective practitioners and
change agents, supporting the health, wellbeing, and recovery of individuals, families, and
Development and implementation of relational skills to engage diverse populations.
Encourage personal and professional development of advocacy and leadership.
Apply, in multiple settings, creative and appropriate intervention and coordination of services.
Knowledge and understanding of professional readiness and ethical practices.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Demonstrate knowledge of community resources, case management delivery systems, and
addiction and recovery supports.
Develop an understanding of the history, nature, and purpose of human services by exploring the
role of human service workers in a variety of settings.
Analyze the impact societal adversity has on the scope of conditions that promote or inhibit
human functioning; focusing on the needs that arise in these conditions.
Develop skills in implementing and monitoring service and treatment plans.
Demonstrate appropriate, productive, and positive relationships with individuals, families,
groups, and community agencies.
Apply intervention and case management skills.
Identify administrative responsibilities in human services organizations.
Identify and evaluate human service values and attitudes and articulate an understanding of
human service ethics and their application in practice.
Develop an awareness of their own values, beliefs, and worldview.