Sep 20, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Human Services, AAS

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The pioneers of human services training and education programs felt that the answer to the workforce shortage was not to train another group of specialized professionals but to develop an entirely new kind of worker, the generalist. Generalists are trained in a wide variety of helping interventions so that they may provide direct services to individuals or groups with a diversity of needs.  These generalists also work in many different service settings integrating and coordinating the efforts of specialized professionals.  Although graduates may vary from program to program in response to local needs, human service generalists are trained in basic helping skills essential to the helping relationship.  These skills include:

  • Interviewing;
  • Observing and recording pertinent information;
  • Conducting groups;
  • Implementing treatment plans;
  • Consulting with other workers and agencies;
  • Mobilizing and utilizing community resources;
  • Problem solving; and
  • Advocating for clients.

Required Courses

First Year

First Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 16-17

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 16

Total Credits: 64-66

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Program Information

  • A field experience is required for this program.     
  • Students must apply for placements for this program the prior semester. See Internships  for more information and application deadlines.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • Graduates will have opportunities in the broad spectrum of human services employment in mental institutions, welfare agencies, employment services, rehabilitation, aftercare, outreach, and various social service agencies both private and public.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                             
Jori Bullemer Leanne Parker, Ph.D.
LRC 129 BSS 122
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-4360


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