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Official Catalog September 2022 
Official Catalog September 2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human and Social Services Assistant Diploma

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CIP Code: 44.0000
Available online in all states except NY

Program: DHUS

The Human and Social Services Diploma will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level positions in human service agencies, community and social welfare agencies, mental health and social service agencies, community organizations, habilitation and rehabilitation agencies, and geriatric services. Students with an earned diploma will support human service professionals such as social workers, counselors, and administrators to provide services for community members in need.

Graduates of this diploma plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of patient/client/customer service needs within the continuum of human and social service environments
  • Demonstrate ethical and legal communication techniques specific to the human and social services environments.
  • Use current technology from administrative, clinical, financial, and operational systems to support decision-making processes.
  • Adapt essential communication skills to interact effectively with supervisors, peers and the public in various human and social settings.
  • Analyze and apply contemporary knowledge and skill sets to perform diverse administrative responsibilities in human and social services.
  • Support the assessment of client concerns and available resources to match support services to improve quality of life of the client/customer/patient.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills employers expect of new hires entering the career field.

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