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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 106 - Working With Death and Dying
Studies the hospice concept emphasizing the management of providing services associated with terminal illness, while providing human services for the family as well as the patient. Explores the unique role of each member of the hospice care team as to how each assists the patient and family in coping with the effects of the illness. Emphasizes understanding grief and loss. Focuses on the dying person and emphasizes the social and moral aspects of death and dying.
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 139 - Community Resources and Services
Studies federal, state, and local agencies, their functions, limitations and interrelationships. Emphasizes purposes of agencies as related to delivery of human services and procedures for referral, team building, and regional cooperation.
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 161 - Professional Skill Development for Human Services
Teach professional skills necessary to make the transition from the role of MH consumer/client to that of services provider. Will cover confidentiality, professionalism, boundaries and roles, cultural diversity and personal values.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 162 - Communication Skills for Human Services Professionals
Covers basic written and verbal communication skills, including, listening skills, interviewing techniques, and completing written documentation to professional standards.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 170 - Creativity and Youth Engagement
Provides a comprehensive overview of relevant theories of creativity that enhance professionals who work with youth workers' abilities to foster the principles of youth development. Through creative tools, promotes an understanding of the effect that youth and adult partnerships have on positive change in communities. Prerequisite(s): ENG 03 and ENG 04.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 171 - Advancing Youth Development
Provides an overview of principles of youth development research and the impact on the youth work field.
Lecture 2 - 3 hours. Total Contact 2 -3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HMS 171 Detailed Outline
HMS 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HMS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HMS 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HMS 226 - Helping Across Cultures
Provides an historical overview of selected cultural and racial groups. Promotes understanding of group differences and the impact on counseling services.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 228 - Productive Problem-Solving
Develops problem-solving and program-development skills needed to function in helping relationships. Emphasizes skills-training within the classroom and application of the skills in other settings.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 230 - Ethics in Human Services
Examines ethical concepts specific to human services organizations and careers. Considers self-determination, informed consent, confidentiality, boundaries, conflict of interest, dual relationships, as well as value clarification and the impact of culture.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 230 Detailed Outline
HMS 231 - Gerontology I
Examines characteristics of the aging process and problems for the elderly. Considers both theoretical and applied perspectives on the following issues: biological, psychological, sociological, economic and political. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 250 - Principles of Case Management
Provides an overview of current case management theory and practice in the field of mental health.
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 258 - Case Management and Substance Abuse
Focuses on the process for interviewing substance abuse clients. Includes intake, assessment, handling denial, and ending the interview. Teaches skills for writing short-term goals and treatment plans with emphasis on accountability. Examines various reporting devices.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 277 - Strategies for Engaging Youth in Innovative Learning and Thinking
Focuses on applying creativity and innovation theories to youth development environments by human services counselors and workers in the youth development field. Incorporates theoretical content with strategies for application in an experiential setting and covers creative competencies, personal visioning, creative collaboration, creative problem solving, whole brain theory, and exploration of general creativity theory.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: HMS 170
3 credits
HMS 277 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
HMS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. 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