No prerequisites required.

Child Welfare | Total Units 19-22

Graduates will be prepared to work as entry-level employees in a variety of settings such as group homes, foster family agencies, adoption agencies, halfway houses, mental health and juvenile correctional facilities, and family, child and service agencies under the direct supervision of social workers and other human services professionals in public and non-profit social service agencies.

REQUIRED COURSES | 13-16 UNITS
  • HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior in the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-42 Counseling in Foster Care | 3
  • WKX-200 Work Experience – Human Services | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling | 3
  • HMS-6 Introduction to Case Management | 3
  • HMS-24 Self-Care for Human Services Professionals | 3
  • HMS-25 Crisis-Intervention Management | 3
  • HMS-26 Trauma-Focused Counseling | 3
  • HMS-35 Counseling Students with a Learning Disability | 3
  • HMS-36 Counseling Families of Special Needs Youth | 3
  • HMS-44 Counseling Youth in Gangs  | 3
  • HMS-47 Counseling of Residential Treatment Clients | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3

Family Studies | Total Units 22-25

Students will learn how to work with diverse populations which include, but are not limited to: survivors of domestic violence, children, youth and families in the foster care system, geriatric clients and their families, and youth and adolescents.

REQUIRED COURSES | 16-19 UNITS
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior in the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-40 Counseling Youth and Adolescents | 3
  • HMS-41 Counseling Victims of Domestic Violence | 3
  • HMS-42 Counseling in Foster Care | 3
  • HMS-43 Counseling in Gerontology | 3
  • WKX-200 Work Experience – Human Services | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling | 3
  • HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process | 3
  • HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health | 3
  • HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-25 Crisis-Intervention Management | 3
  • HMS-26 Trauma-Focused Counseling | 3
  • HMS-27 Multi-Cultural Counseling | 3
  • HMS-36 Counseling Families of Special Needs Youth | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3

Justice System Studies | Total Units 26-29

Education is provided on providing services to individuals and their families including, but not limited to: human trafficking survivors and perpetrators, youth in gangs, youth on probation, adults on parole, clients within residential treatment programs and within correctional facilities. Graduates will have developed knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to help clients of diverse cultural backgrounds.

REQUIRED COURSES | 20-23 UNITS
  • HMS-16 Public Assistance and Benefits | 1
  • HMS-21 Forensic Social Work | 3
  • HMS-44 Counseling Youth in Gangs | 3
  • HMS-45 Counseling Youth on Probation | 3
  • HMS-47 Counseling of Residential Treatment Clients | 3
  • HMS-46 Counseling Adults on Parole | 3
  • HMS-48 Case Management Corrections | 3
  • HMS-200 Human Services Work Experience | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process | 3
  • HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health | 3
  • HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-60 Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol | 3                                                                                                                                     
  • HMS-61 Evaluation of Controlled Substances | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3

Multicultural Counseling | Total Units 22-25

Students will learn how to work with individuals, families and communities which are representative of diverse populations, including, but not limited to: African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American clients. Students will develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to transition into entry-level employment in multicultural counseling and transfer opportunities in the practice area.

REQUIRED COURSES | 16-19 UNITS
  • HMS-27 Careers in Social Work – Multi-Cultural Counseling | 3
  • HMS-30 Counseling African Americans | 3
  • HMS-31 Counseling Hispanics | 3
  • HMS-32 Counseling Asians | 3
  • HMS-33 Counseling Native Americans | 3
  • WKX-200 Work Experience – Human Services | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling | 3
  • HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process | 3
  • HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health | 3
  • HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior in the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-37 Counseling of Clients with Disabilities | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3

Drug and Alcohol Studies | Total Units 22-25

Graduates will develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be effective in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse in a variety of treatment settings. 

REQUIRED COURSES | 16-19 UNITS
  • HMS-20 Medical Social Work | 3
  • HMS-47 Counseling of Residential Treatment Clients | 3
  • HMS-60 Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol | 3
  • HMS-61 Evaluation of Controlled Substances | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3
  • WKX-200 Work Experience – Human Services | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-4 Introduction to Human Services | 3
  • HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling | 3
  • HMS-6 Introduction to Case Management | 3
  • HMS-7 Psychosocial Rehabilitation | 3
  • HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process | 3
  • HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior and the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-24 Self-Care for Human Services Professionals | 3
  • HMS-25 Crisis Intervention Management | 3

Careers in Social Work | Total Units 23-26

Diverse practice areas across the micro-macro continuum are discussed, but are not limited to: generalist practice in social work, case management, crisis-intervention, individual, family and group counseling, military social work, school social work, medical social work, child welfare, etc. Students will develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to transition into entry-level employment in social work and transfer opportunities in the practice area across the micro-macro continuum.

REQUIRED COURSES | 17-20 UNITS
  • HMS-6 Introduction to Case Management | 3
  • HMS-13 Employment Support Strategies | 3
  • HMS-16 Public Assistance and Benefits | 1
  • HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-29 Intro to Careers in Social Work | 3
  • WKX-200 Work Experience – Human Services | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-4 Introduction to Human Services | 3
  • HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling | 3
  • HMS-7 Psychosocial Rehabilitation | 3
  • HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process | 3
  • HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health | 3
  • HMS-20 Medical Social Work | 3
  • HMS-21 Forensic Social Work | 3
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior and the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-23 Law and Ethics | 3
  • HMS-24 Self-Care for Human Services Professionals | 3
  • HMS-25 Crisis-Intervention Management | 3
  • HMS-26 Trauma-Focused Counseling | 3
  • HMS-27 Multi-Cultural Counseling | 3
  • HMS-28 Military Social Work | 3
  • HMS-37 Counseling of Clients with Disabilities | 3 
  • HMS-42 Counseling in Foster Care | 3
  • HMS-43 Counseling in Gerontology | 3
  • HMS-49 Counseling Athletes | 3
  • HMS-60 Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3
  • HMS-73 Social Work Administration Studies | 3

Behavioral Therapist | Total Units 25-28

Prepares students for various paraprofessional positions providing behavior-analytic therapy and behavior-analytic interventions. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work as entry-level employees in a variety of settings including agencies hiring behavioral therapists, behavior interventionists and ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapists.

REQUIRED COURSES | 19-22 UNITS
  • HMS-34 Counseling Emotionally Disabled Students | 3
  • HMS-35 Counseling Students with a Learning Disability | 3
  • HMS-36 Counseling Families of Special Needs Youth | 3
  • HMS-37 Counseling of Clients with Disabilities | 3 
  • HMS-38 Introduction to Applied Behavioral Analysis | 3
  • HMS-39 Introduction to Special Education and the IEP (Individualized Education Program) | 3
  • WKX-200 Work Experience – Human Services | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-6 Introduction to Case Management | 3
  • HMS-7 Psychosocial Rehabilitation | 3
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior and the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-24 Self-Care for Human Services Professionals | 3 
  • HMS-25 Crisis Intervention Management | 3

Military Social Work | Total Units 23-26

An overview is given of the unique culture of military families, their resilience, and the challenges of military life. Emphasis is on family studies and family psychology of serving veterans and active duty U.S. Armed Forces, an understanding of trauma-focused counseling, mental health and substance abuse counseling and public assistance and benefits.

REQUIRED COURSES | 17-20 UNITS
  • HMS-7 Psychosocial Rehabilitation | 3
  • HMS-16 Public Assistance and Benefits | 1
  • HMS-18 Introduction to Social Work | 3
  • HMS-26 Trauma-Focused Counseling | 3
  • HMS-28 Military Social Work | 3
  • HMS-60 Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol | 3
  • HMS-200 Human Services Work Experience | 1-2-3-4
ELECTIVE COURSES | 6 UNITS
  • HMS-5 Introduction to Evaluation and Counseling | 3
  • HMS-6 Introduction to Case Management | 3
  • HMS-8 Introduction to Group Process | 3
  • HMS-17 Introduction to Public Mental Health | 3
  • HMS-19 Generalist Practices of Social Work | 3
  • HMS-22 Human Behavior in the Social Environment | 3
  • HMS-62 Introduction to the DSM-5 | 3