The Human Services Program is designed to educate and prepare graduates to fulfill a wide range of family and individual needs in a variety of human service settings, especially in and around tribal communities. The program combines liberal arts education, human services/mental health care courses, and practicum courses. Information is presented in the classroom setting and through field placements in supervised programs/experiences.
NOTE: In order to graduate, LCOOCC Human Services students must have a 2.5 GPA in the program.
As a Human Services student, you should:
- Have a desire to help others
- Communicate effectively
- Exhibit cultural awareness
- Accept and respond appropriately to feedback
- Have a commitment to self-improvement
- Be sensitivity, compassion, patience, tact, a sense of humor, and flexibility.
Upon successful competition of the AA Degree in Human Services Candidates will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Support individuals and families with issues that potentially cause people to experience problems in life, in tribal, and non-tribal life.
- Outcome 2: Develop plans to address the impact of social policies on Human Services client systems and in particular in tribal systems.
- Outcome 3: Guide people through systems (tribal and non-tribal) that are in place to help with a variety of problems.
Positions available to students after graduation may include:
- Social service agencies
- Children’s service agencies
- Employment Services
- Rehabilitation/ Aftercare
- Probation and Parole
- Domestic abuse shelters
- Victim’s service program
- Mental health facilities
- Substance abuse programs