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2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Worker, AAS


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Social Sciences/Human Services Division

This program is designed to prepare students to work in the varied field of human services. The Human Services Worker, with supervision, follows a care plan which provides services that are supportive, rehabilitative and therapeutic. These services have some urgency to the client’s emotional or physical needs. Assessment, follow-up, networking and utilization of resources are critical functions for this work. The Human Services Worker must document all services provided from intake to closure.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the historical development of human services.
  • Identify the structure and dynamics of organizations, communities and society as well as the nature of individuals and groups.
  • Explain and apply psychological and sociological theory to client situations.
  • Apply case management skills.
  • Implement and evaluate interventions based on assessment of client needs.
  • Demonstrate information management skills.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal and nonverbal skills with individuals and groups.
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner in carrying out duties and responsibilities during fieldwork placement in a human service agency or organization.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s values, cultural bias, reaction patterns, interpersonal style and limitations.

Required Program of Study


Fall Semester 2 (15 Credit Hours)


Spring Semester 2 (15 Credit Hours)


Total Credits=60


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