2013-2014 catalog 
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2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Program, Pre-Social Work Option, A.S.

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The Human Services A.S. Pre-Social Work Option prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program.  The required coursework is designed to help students develop an understanding of human and social systems, as well as the ethics and values that guide human services practitioners in general and social workers in particular.  Students learn through a combination of classroom work and fieldwork, spending 275 hours in human services agencies such as hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance-abuse counseling sites and other facilities.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Explain the history and philosophy of human services
  • Utilize theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence to understand human development and the interactions among human systems - individuals, groups, families, organizations, communities, and societies
  • Understand the conditions that promote or limit optimal human functioning
  • Function effectively and appropriately within human services organizations to serve at-risk populations
  • Analyze service problems, select appropriate interventions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Utilize knowledge of organizational and social policies, human systems, the conditions that influence human functioning, evidence-based practices, and client-specific data to advocate on behalf of human service clients
  • Apply the ethics, values, and attitudes that are necessary for successful human service practice
  • Evaluate their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations


Total credits required for degree: 60-62

Program Code for registration: HMPSW

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Suggested Sequence-Human Services A.S.-Pre-Social Work Option

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 15-17

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 16

Sequence Notes:

(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area.

(2) A minimum of 9 credits are required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Brookdale’s New Jersey Coastal Communiversity. For program details and transfer information students should talk to their Student Development Specialist.

Transfer Information

For-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at http://transfer.brookdalecc.edu

Degree Audit Information

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