What is Service Learning/Practicum?
The Human Services degree includes an experiential education component in the form of a 15-hour Service Learning experience in the Introduction course work and a 150-hour Practicum worth 3 credits as the “cap-stone” class. This allows students to have a hands-on work related experience in a Human Services agency or organization while benefiting our community. These integrative learning experiences accelerate the acquisition of the core knowledge, skills and values of the helping professions including:
- Identification with the Human Services Profession, Practice and Process
- Written and Oral Communication Skills
- Race, Cultural and Ethnic Awareness/Sensitivity
- Professional Role Development
- Interpersonal Relationships