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Human Services

Award: Three-Semester Diploma
Total Credits for Award: 36.00

Admission Requirements:

Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring semesters only.

Human Services courses in this program require achievement of the following program admission requirements:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

Minneapolis College's Human Services program will prepare you to work in community settings to assist and advocate for people who face economic, social, emotional, or developmental challenges and barriers. The program integrates theory and skills practice and emphasizes peer interaction and group learning projects. You will be able to take advantage of a variety of courses that focus on the history of the human services field, social policy, multicultural factors, system change and advocacy.

Throughout the program, you will get to know and work with faculty and other students who want to make a difference in people's lives. Experienced instructors will teach you interviewing, basic case management, and group skills using lecture, role play, and media feedback. A supervised, semester-long community service internship will give you a chance to put your skills to work and gain valuable experience in the field. Many graduates transfer to bachelor's degree programs.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HSER 1001

 Introduction to Human Services, Social Work and Career Assessment

 4.00

 HSER 1002

 Multicultural Aspects of Human Services

 3.00

 HSER 1004

 Fundamentals of Communication and Interviewing Skills

 3.00

 HSER 1105

 Promoting System Change

 2.00

 General Education

 Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HSER 2001

 Introduction to Group Skills

 3.00

 HSER 2002

 Case Management Skills

 4.00

 HSER 2003

 Internship Assessment and Preparation

 1.00

 SOCI 2115

 Family Violence

 3.00

 Program Electives

 Choose three credits from the Program Elective list below

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HSER 2004

 Or

 *HSER 2006

 Internship

 Or

 Internship for Community Healthcare Worker

 6.00

 Or

 4.00

 HSER 2005

 Internship Seminar

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 7.00

General Education Courses (6 credits):

To complete the Human Services Diploma, students are required to successfully complete SOCI 2115 and three additional credits from MnTC Goal Area 1. Note: HSER 2004, HSER 2005 and HSER 2006 may be taken fall and spring terms only.

*Students who complete CMHW 1001 and CMHW 1016 should take HSER 2006 to meet the required six credits of internship.

The Human Services Program requires:

  • Grades of “C” (2.0) or above in all HSER program courses; and
    Passing a criminal background check prior to internship placement. The College cannot guarantee placement in internships for students who do not have a clear criminal background check.
  • For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651-296-3802.

Program Electives: Electives may be taken any semester. Choose three credis from the following list.

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CMHW 1025

 Community Health Worker’s Role in Teaching and Capacity Building

 2.00

 CMHW 1035

 The Community Health Worker: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

 1.00

 CMHW 1045

 Community Health Worker: Coordination, Documentation   and Reporting

 1.00

 CMHW 1055

 Communication Skills and Cultural Competence

 2.00

 COUN 1500

 Drugs in the Community

 3.00

 HSER 1051

 Current Issues in Human Services

 1.00

 HSER 1052

 Current Issues in Human Services

 2.00

 HSER 1110

 Working with Youth

 2.00

 HSER 1111

 Using Personality Types in Human Services

 2.00

 HSER 1115

 Self-Care and Wellness for Helping Professionals

 2.00

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.