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Human Services Assistant Specialization
Program Information
A.S. Certificate - Code 0814 - Catalog 2012/2013
Olu Eniwaye, Assistant Chair
Connie Kisner, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080
Melissa Brown, 386-506-3052, brownm@DaytonaState.edu
09/14/2012 M - 1328

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
To provide skills for Human Services Assistants in the Human Services Profession.

Description:
The purpose of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed in criminal justice and rehabilitation fields. Students are prepared with entry-level job skills to assist addiction specialists, substance abuse counselors and social practitioners. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the AS Degree in Human Services (Addictions Specialization).

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Service profession.
2. Discuss the role(s) of the Human Service worker in evaluating clients as human services assistants.
3. Describe the goals and tasks of the Human Services worker and relate the goals and tasks to case management, advocacy and the social broker.
4. Discuss a variety of major requirements as specified in the catalog for code 0814.
5. Learn work ethics and demonstrate them with agency participation by externship or COOP Experience.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $2,821*
Access Fee: $213 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
FDLE/FBI Background Check: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements -General Education Courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

-Attend mandatory program orientation.

-Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Some exceptions may apply depending on externship facility placement.

-COOP agencies may elect to do a more extensive background check in addition to the initial requirement.

-Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures outlined in the College Student handbook.

Careers The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters for a full-time student, with no students graduating within 2 semesters for 2011-12. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field: no data available at this time.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1093.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

General Education Courses
Course Title    
   
... ... General Education Core - 3 Credits  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
   
... ... Additional Required Course - 1 Credit  
  SEM HRS  
LIS2004 Introduction to Internet Research   1.00

Note: It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a developmental English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
HUS1001 Introduction to Human Services   3.00
HUS1332 Advanced Counseling/Interview Skills   3.00 Pre-Reqs: PCO2202 AND HUS1001
HUS1530 The Disabled Experience   3.00
HUS1550 Human Services and the Disenfranchised   3.00
HUS1850 Human Services Externship I   4.00 Pre-Reqs: PCO2202 AND HUS1001
HUS2933 Human Services Seminar   1.00
PCO2202 Counseling Techniques   3.00
PSB2442 Addictions I - Psychology of Addictions   3.00

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... Prerequisite Courses  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
LIS2004 Introduction to Internet Research   1.00
   
... ... 1st Semester - Fall  
  SEM HRS  
HUS1001 Introduction to Human Services   3.00
HUS1530 The Disabled Experience   3.00
PCO2202 Counseling Techniques   3.00
   
... ... 2nd Semester Spring  
  SEM HRS  
HUS1332 Advanced Counseling/Interview Skills   3.00 Pre-Reqs: PCO2202 AND HUS1001
HUS1550 Human Services and the Disenfranchised   3.00
HUS1850 Human Services Externship I   4.00 Pre-Reqs: PCO2202 AND HUS1001
HUS2933 Human Services Seminar   1.00
PSB2442 Addictions I - Psychology of Addictions   3.00
   
TOTAL  ...   27.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.



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