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HMS 101 - Introduction to Human Services

Description: This course provides students with an understanding of the human services profession: its goals and objectives, theories and methods, and structures and organizations. Emphasis is placed on the role of the human service provider in working with youth, families, the aged and disadvantaged populations. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: On Occasion

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

HMS 102 - Interviewing in Human Service Practice

Description: This course deals with interview skills for beginning human service workers. A variety of procedures for effective interviews in different situations are studied and practiced along with techniques to explore personal growth and development. Included are exploration skills, listening and insight skills. Traditional lectures, role playing and classroom experiential learning will be significant course components. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: On Occasion

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

HMS 117 - Introduction to Community Services

Description: This course focuses on roles helpers play and locations for social work practice. Topics include professional values and the National Association of Social Worker's code of ethics and the knowledge base of the profession. Sociological theory and research are used to examine interventions in individual and community life as well as policy formulation and implementation. Social welfare history is also presented and special attention is paid to working with populations at risk and the importance of cultural competency. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

HMS 200 - Community Service Skills

Prerequisites: HMS 117

Corequisites: HMS 117

Description: This course surveys the fundamentals of support services. It includes concepts and skills in counseling; interviewing techniques; implementing case management; working with families and groups; planning and record keeping. Students who have taken CSW 200 will not receive credit for HMS 200. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology

HMS 205 - Community Service Internship

Prerequisites: HMS 117 and permission of instructor.

Description: The course includes five field work hours per week plus one and 1/4 seminar hours per week. Students are placed in an established human service agency under professional supervision. Class work focuses on the practical aspects of working in a human service agency, such as: professional responsibilities; supervisory and organizational skills; values and ethics and stress management. Special attention is paid to working with diverse populations. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Sociology