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Bishop and Mammoth Campus
College Offers Classes in Human Services
August 4, 2010
Are you interested in a career helping people cope with their problems? A degree or certificate in Human Services from Cerro Coso Community College might be right for you. Earning a degree or certificate in Human Services can lead to a job promotion or a new position in criminal justice, social services, education, or management. From critical thinking and leadership skills to core competencies in communication and technology, Human Services classes enable student to apply a versatile set of skills in a broad range of career fields.
Human Services professionals may work with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly providing social services and support for people as case managers, social service assistants, counselors, childcare workers, or probation officers.
Cerro Coso is offering two Human Services courses in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes this fall.
HMSV C101 Introduction to Human Services – Deborah Rundell will instruct this 3-unit course via ITV at both the Bishop and Mammoth Lakes Campus' on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 3:25 p.m. The goal of the course is to introduce students to human service professions. This course provides a historical overview and contemporary theories, as well as descriptions of service delivery models of human services, and will help students to understand clients as a whole person in a specific context. The course also addresses issues of competence, professionalism, and ethics in human services.
Students who have completed HMSV C103, Preparation for Field Work in Human
Services, at the College and completed the required 144 required class hours
may register for the HMSV C104 class. This class is designed to provide
students with the complete experience of working in a human services
Career possibilities and opportunities are endless in the field of Human Services. Specialized training as a helping professional is needed in residential care, correctional facilities, shelters and food banks, substance abuse, organizations dedicated to children and families, poverty and employment services, child and elder care operations, mental health agencies, and domestic violence efforts.
Human Services is a fast growing field with diverse job opportunities and Cerro Coso Community College is here to provide the education and skills you need. For a complete listing of fall classes being offered in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes and registration information visit the Cerro Coso web site at www.cerrocoso.edu . Fall classes begin August 23, 2010.
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