2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social and Human Services - Human Services Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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PGM Code – 411T

Program Description This program provides the foundation, knowledge, and skills for effective work with individuals and families experiencing a variety of life issues and challenges. The focus of this degree is to equip students to successfully compete for entry level positions assisting and empowering consumers served by a variety of human services programs. All students take a core set of foundational requirements related to employment in social services.

Toward the end of their coursework, students have the opportunity to put their knowledge and abilities into practice during a field practicum in a community setting under the supervision of professionals in the student’s area of interest.

Upon completion of this degree, students may seek employment in a range of private and public agencies in areas such as case management, vocational rehabilitation, mental health services, senior services, advocacy, and assessment and evaluation services.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Karen Townsend | karen.townsend@edcc.edu | 425.640.1595
Tui Lindsey | tui.lindsey@edcc.edu | 425.640.1633
Christina Coiro | ccoiro@edcc.edu | 425.640.1981

Department website
Social and Human Services | www.edcc.edu/shs

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (12-14 credits)


Communication Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (3-5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (4 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (63-64 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work with consumers using communication skills, group interaction, problem solving, ethical procedures, and crisis management techniques.
  • Describe a range of evidence-based practice methods, including principles, strategies, and techniques used to assist consumers in reaching their service goals
  • Demonstrate ability in case management tasks such as assessment, treatment planning, documentation, and referral procedures.

*Note: This group of five (5) courses (ACD 140, FSS 195, FSS 215, SHS 117, and SHS 200) also meets the requirements for the Prevention Specialist Certificate of Completion, which covers the educational component of the state of Washington’s Associate Prevention Professional (APP) credential.

**Note: Those interested in prevention can substitute SHS 200 for SHS 212 Advanced Practicum.

Career Management (10-11 credits)


OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Program Electives (to complete 90 credits)


Note: Not all courses are offered every quarter. Some elective courses are offered only once a year.  Students should work with their faculty adviser regarding their career objectives, interests, and schedule planning.

Students may choose from any of the electives in any combination from this list. Those wishing to also complete one of the certificates in Social and Human Services should choose electives from that specific cluster. Additional courses may be required to complete the certificate. See a faculty advisor.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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