Human Services (HMS) at Blue Ridge Community College


         
 
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HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services
Introduces human service agencies, roles and careers. Presents an historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today. Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 141 - Group Dynamics I
Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes. Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HMS 238 - Selected Topics in Aging
Provides students with an opportunity to explore a variety of major current issues in aging. Topics may include care giving and the elderly, elderly drug use and misuse, protective services, crisis interventions, homecare, elder- abuse, and other current topics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 260 - Substance Abuse Counseling
Provides an understanding of the skills of guidance of clients and those associated with being an advocate. Examines the dynamics of the client/counselor relationship in developing treatment plans and empowerment skills.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 285 - Advanced Client Interviewing
Develops the advanced skills necessary to interview clients in the social services setting. Emphasizes practical applications
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 285 Detailed Outline
HMS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits