The Human Services Curriculum 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.
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.
Students who complete the Associate Degree in Human Services should be able to:
- Understand issues which potentially cause people to experience problems in life
- Prepare service plans which serve to help people resolve issues of concern
- Guide people through systems which are in place to help with a variety of problems
Note: Students enrolled in this program will work on a professional portfolio throughout the two years and ready to use with prospective employers two weeks prior to graduating the program.
Positions available to students after graduation may include:
- Community and Social Work positions
- Counseling (Youth Care, Residential, etc)
- Information and Referral Specialist
- Human Services Technician