Human Services

Program Overview

The Human Services Programs provide the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment positions in the social service, mental health, addiction treatment, substance use prevention, and related fields, as well as opportunities for upgrading the skills and knowledge of individuals already employed in these fields. Program graduates work in a number of varied settings including drug and alcohol treatment and prevention, family services, parent education, social service eligibility workers, youth shelters, community health care, juvenile corrections, and case management services, to name a few. The human services field is rated among the top twenty growing job opportunities both in California and in the nation. 

 The course of study for the degrees and certificates offered by the Human Services programs includes a broad range of specialized vocationally-oriented, university-transferrable academic courses. The curriculum provides academic knowledge about personal and social problems, helping skills, human service careers, agencies and organizations that provide helping services, and standards of professional conduct. In addition, students apply the knowledge they acquire in the classroom in real-life helping situations and settings during their one-semester field internships in human service agencies (120-250 hours).

Our instructors are experienced professionals in the fields of human services, mental health, and addiction treatment and prevention, such as clinical psychologists, license clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pharmacists, and others.  Students are expected to grow both personally and professionally as a result of their classroom experiences. Allan Hancock College offers a wide variety of student support services including placement testing and advisement, financial aid, personal and academic counseling, peer tutoring, career planning, and job placement. 

Allan Hancock College offers a wide variety of student support services including placement testing and advisement, learning assistance, financial aid, personal and academic counseling, peer tutoring, career planning, and job placement.

Location

Applied Behavioral Sciences Department, Building H

Patti Bonner, Department secretary 
Phone: 805. 922.6966 ext. 3401
pbonner@hancockcollege.edu

Hours

Fall/Spring:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer: closed

 

 

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Nelly Guerra

Nelly Guerra
Agribusiness

"The agribusiness program and the different teachers in this field have helped me in so many ways and shaped what I want to do in my life. They have also helped me get an internship. This program has prepared me for Cal Poly by not only being involved and helping in the community but by helping me realize how many people in the community are willing to help students succeed. My Career goal is to transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and someday be involved in the nursery business interacting with different plant breeders."
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Last Modified Apr 29, 2014