Human Services (HMS) at Lord Fairfax 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 121 - Basic Counseling Skills I
Develops skills needed to function in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in attending, listening and responding. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits and goals for skill improvement.
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 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HMS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HMS 227 - The Helper As a Change Agent
Teaches the following skills for implementing alternative models of change and influence: action research, problem- solving, consultation, workshop development, and outreach and advocacy for diverse client populations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 251 - Substance Abuse I
Provides knowledge, skills, and insight for working in drug and alcohol abuse programs. Emphasizes personal growth and client growth measures in helping relationships. Stresses various methods of individual and group techniques for helping the substance abuser.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 252 - Substance Abuse II
Expands knowledge and skill in working with the substance abuser. Focuses on assisting substance abusers in individual and group settings and explores client treatment modalities. May provide opportunities for field experience in treatment centers.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite HMS 251.
3 credits
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
HMS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
HMS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HMS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits