Human Services Option
This option is available within the Human Development and Family Sciences major at the following locations:
Students pursuing an HDFS Human Services Option explore collaborative, strengths-based methods to resolve individual, family, and community problems. They develop cultural competence to engage in ethical helping practices that promote human dignity, social justice, and empowerment. They also learn effective helping skills such as empathy, rapport building, and active listening. Students gain an understanding of the social and human service delivery systems and two internship experiences are required for degree completion.
Students will be prepared to pursue career and graduate work in HDFS and aligned fields such as counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, nonprofit administration, and other behavioral and social sciences.
Option Code: 430
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Translate and apply relevant theory and research to culturally-responsive, evidence-based practices with individuals, families, and communities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological contexts in which individuals and families develop and how contexts reinforce systems of privilege and oppression.
- Demonstrate growth in a commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice in practice with individuals, families and communities.
- Critically evaluate policies, programs, and practices with relevance to the wellbeing of all individuals and families.
- Understand the methods by which public health identifies potential causes of population health status, and identifies potential targets for intervention.
- Describe the fundamental roles of public health and how those roles are operationalized in public health organization, funding, workforce, and regulations.
|HDFS 262||INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES||3|
|HDFS 310||HUMAN SERVICES PRACTICUM||4|
|HDFS 461||^PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PROPOSAL WRITING||4|
|HDFS 462||PROFESSIONAL HELPING SKILLS||4|
|HDFS 469||HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP||12|
|Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following:||12|
Introduction to Early Childhood (COCC) 1
|*CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES IN THE U.S.|
|PARENTING RESEARCH AND APPLICATION|
|PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT|
|FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION|
|CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES|
|FAMILY VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT|
|*FAMILIES AND POVERTY|
|TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Central Oregon Community College (COCC)
Option Code: 430