2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Generalist Associate of Science

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The Human Services (HS) Generalist Associate of Science program is designed to provide historical and current perspectives of the basic issues within the human services field. It is an introduction to the growing career options within the helping professions field including, but not limited to, social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, community-based corrections, and more. This program provides an opportunity to explore and work with diverse populations including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The HS Generalist program will enable students to make informed decisions about career directions and will prepare students for an array of careers in the behavioral health and the helping professions. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in diverse Human Services Generalist fieldwork settings. The HS Generalist program serves as a natural gateway to the Social Work profession and other behavioral health career options. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to help individuals, groups, communities, and organizations function at optimal levels.

Completion of the five (5) Human Services Core Courses are prerequisites for the application to the HS 110 Fieldwork and Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) and is required for the completion of the Human Services Generalist Program. Visit the Human Services website at https://www.saddleback.edu/hs/human-services for the HS Generalist Roadmap chart. Fieldwork and Seminar Information Sessions are scheduled in the fall and spring semesters to inform students of the application process. Check the Human Services website or Facebook page for the dates and times.

The application process is competitive and completion of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the HS 110 Fieldwork & Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) course. A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required to receive the certificate. Students who successfully complete the HS 110 Fieldwork & Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) course may self-enroll in the HS 150 Fieldwork & Seminar II (Advanced Practicum) course.

Potential Careers: Case Worker, Residential Manager/Monitor, Juvenile Court Liaison, Home Health Aide, Crisis Intervention Counselor, Community Organizer, Advocate, Community Action Worker, Gerontology Aide, Group Home Worker, and much more.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Engage human services intervention skills on a micro and macro level.
  • Use Human Services behavioral core skills training and experiential learning in a human services setting.
  • Impart effective rapport, and communication and attending skills.

Total Units for the Major: 37 Units

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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