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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

HUS 116 Principles of Foster Care

For people who have received basic orientation for foster care from the agency for which they are fostering children. It seeks to acquaint new and experienced foster parents with basic concepts in fostering through formal presentations and learning from other class members.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 116 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    1.00

HUS 121 Health and Nutrition

The course focuses on personal health needs of the individual, including nutrition, health, and safety issues with emphasis on meeting health/safety needs for children, adolescents, and adults in group settings. A healthy lifestyle, preventive health, and community health are examined.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 121 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 123 Introduction to Group Dynamics

(Formerly HUS 113) This course introduces basic concepts and theories of group dynamics, including group development and functioning, communication patterns, leadership, and conflict management. Laboratory experiences provide opportunities for self-awareness through observations of group behavior, working within groups, and group leadership.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 123 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 128 Introduction to Counseling Skills

(Formerly HUS 118) This course provides the student with an introduction to the foundational theories and skills necessary in the counseling field and explores the dynamics of establishing positive relationships with people in need of human services. The counseling process and the issues of intervention, therapeutic interviewing, confidentiality, and empathic communication will be presented. This course includes a mandatory field experience of 40 hours with an HUS Department Chair pre-approved social service agency.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 128 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 134 Gender-Based Violence

This course will provide the student with an understanding and knowledge of the specialized areas of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the content required of anyone who wishes to understand, work, or volunteer within these fields. Specific topics addressed will be rape trauma syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, cycle of violence, the impact to victims and their families, same-sex violence, confidentiality, mandated reporting to the Department of Children and Family Services, and interventions to support the healing process. This course consists of the equivalent of the two mandatory 40-hour trainings combined into one 60-hour training. Mandatory trainings are required prior to working directly with victims of either sexual assault or domestic violence. Upon completion of this course, students will earn certifications for volunteering or working in the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence fields. This course is intended for students in any field and community members from all walks of life who want to learn to help others.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness or consent of department chair Recommended: HUS 128 (formerly HUS 118) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 134 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 140 Drugs and Society

(Formerly HUX 170) This course provides the student with an historical background of drugs of abuse and their impact on individuals and society. Topics addressed include an in-depth study of specific licit and illicit drugs and the pharmacological and behavioral effects within the major classifications of substances. Additional topics include laws and regulations, individual and societal problems, prevention strategies, and trends and statistics.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 140 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 151 Addiction Counseling and Treatment I

This course will provide an overview of addiction, including the addiction process, addictive disorders, treatment and recovery, relapse, self-help groups, and milieu management. Students will study theories of addiction, and gain an understanding of addiction as a brain disease and how drugs affect the physical, emotional, and social aspects of the person. Societal and cultural views of addiction will be discussed. In addition, this course will focus on assessment and treatment of families where one or more members have an addictive disorder. Topics in this area include codependency, survival strategies of family members, and family interaction patterns and communication processes. Intervention techniques will also be covered.

Prerequisite: HUS 123 (formerly HUS 113), HUS 128 (formerly HUS 118), and HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 151 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 152 Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders

(Formerly HUX 172) This course will examine the addictive process as it is manifested in diverse social behaviors. Students will study similarities and differences of process/behavioral addictions, impulse control disorders, and compulsive behaviors. Focus will be on etiology, assessment, treatment, legal issues, and family issues. These various behaviors and disorders will include, but not be limited to the following: gambling, eating disorders, work, sex, compulsive buying, shoplifting, pyromania, and intermittent explosive disorder. The relationship of these disorders will be compared and contrasted with alcohol and other drug addictions.

Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 152 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    2.00

HUS 153 Diverse/Multicultural Populations

(Formerly HUX 173) This course provides the students with an analysis of the different populations of clients in substance abuse treatment settings, including age, ethnicity, racial, cultural, gender, sexual minorities, people with disabilities, co-occurring disorders. Clients in criminal justice settings will also be addressed. For each population studied, differential addiction patterns will be explained, response to traditional treatment methods will be identified, and research data regarding treatment modes to accommodate the needs of diverse populations will be analyzed and applied.

Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    2.00

HUS 154 Ethics in Human Services

(Formerly HUX 174) This course provides the student with an introduction to multiple ethical considerations in the counselor-client relationship. Topics considered will include personal values of professional staff, confidentiality, sexual and social contact with clients, self-determination, conflicts of interest, dual relationships, and more. Students will also consider application of agency policies, professional ethics, and the law.

Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 154 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    1.00

HUS 155 Pharmacology for Human Services

(Formerly HUX 175) This course provides the student with an exploration of the neurobiological processes, including neurotransmission, an overview of the various elements of the nervous system, and the effects, mechanisms, and actions of classes of psychotropic drugs. Students will study the terms used in the medical and psychotherapy profession as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Classification of Disease (ICD). Abbreviations, spelling, and pronunciation are emphasized.

Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    2.00

HUS 157 Communicable Diseases and Substance Abuse

(Formerly HUX 179) An interdisciplinary analysis of the biological, social and psychological aspects of communicable diseases and their relationship with substance use, abuse, and addiction. Specific topics include HIV/AIDS, STDs, hepatitis, and disease progression. Emphasis will be placed on myths versus realities. Risk assessment, risk reduction, psychological interventions, medical management and legal issues are included.

Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    2.00

HUS 170 Human Services Practicum I

This course is an onsite, unpaid supervised practicum experience working directly with clients, family members, and the community in a Human Services agency related to the student’s program of study.
To apply this course toward a certificate or degree, the student must complete a total of 300 hours of practicum and coursework. This is a variable credit course (1-4 credits), with 75 practicum hours required per credit. This course is repeatable for a maximum of four (4) credits or 300 practicum hours.

Prerequisite: HUS 274 (C or better), consent of Human Services Department Chair, and a minimum GPA of 2.40

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 170 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 171 Human Services Practicum II

This course is a continuation of HUS 170. When appropriate, Practicum II will be performed in a different setting than Practicum I. The student will be expected to initiate a leadership role in therapeutic interventions with clients at a higher skill level than in Practicum I. To apply this course toward a certificate or degree, the student must complete a total of 300 hours of practicum and coursework. This is a variable credit course (1-4 credits), with 75 practicum hours required per credit. This course is repeatable for a maximum of four (4) credits or 300 practicum hours.

Prerequisite: HUS 170 (C or better), consent of Human Services Department Chair, and a minimum GPA of 2.50

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 171 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 219 Human Services Internship

This course is an on-site, unpaid supervised internship experience working directly with clients, family members, groups, and the community in community social service agencies. This course is a total of 250 hours, which includes 30 hours of supervision and a supervision seminar class.

Prerequisite: HUS 274 (C or better), approval of Department Chair, and a minimum GPA of 2.40

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 219 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 232 Trauma Interventions

This course is a continuation of HUS 132 and provides an overview of the impact of violence and trauma across the life span. Therapeutic techniques, assessment, and interventions appropriate for working with victims of trauma at various developmental life stages and the specific issues, including gender, which relate to children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults. Topics covered include resources available for referrals, working with resistant and reluctant clients, working with families, and group work with various types of trauma.

Prerequisite: HUS 132 (C or better) Recommended: HUS 236 (C or better)

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 232 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 234 Child Maltreatment

This course explores the etiologies and effects of child maltreatment as well as assessment and treatment strategies. Child maltreatment is approached from a strengths-based, family-centered perspective within a multi-disciplinary context noting issues of culture and diversity and the influence of digital and social media. Topic areas include child physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, psychological maltreatment, family violence, extrafamilial abuse, and consequences across the lifespan. Emphasis will be given to identification of child maltreatment, reporting procedures, interventions, treatment, prevention, and professional, legal, and agency interaction.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: HUS 128 or HUS 132 or SWK 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 236 Crisis Intervention

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the history, theory, and models of crisis intervention. The student will gain knowledge regarding specific crises in the areas of loss, abuse, violence, crimes, developmental, health-related and others. The student will also acquire effective intervention skills and techniques to respond to individuals in specific crisis situations.

Prerequisite: HUS 128 (formerly HUS 118) (C or better) Recommended: HUS 132 (C or better)

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 251 Addiction Counseling and Treatment II

(Formerly HUX 171) This course will provide an overview of the treatment process from evaluation and intake through discharge, with an emphasis placed on interviewing skills, record keeping and documentation. Specific topics include screening, assessment, diagnosis, intake, treatment planning, case management, co-occurring disorders, discharge planning, and referral. The course encompasses a study of screening and assessment procedures used to gather information during the client intake process that form the basis for a multivariate diagnosis of addictive disorders as described in the current edition of the DSM. Screening and assessment instruments will be utilized with the Bio/Psycho/Social evaluation to formulate and support a Diagnostic Summary. The current ASAM Patient Placement Criteria will be utilized to match the client with the appropriate level of care and appropriate differential treatment plan.

Prerequisite: HUS 151 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 251 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 253 Advanced Addictions Counseling Skills

(Formerly HUX 176 and HUX 177) This course is a study of the major theoretical approaches used in counseling alcoholism, substance abuse, and addictive disorders. Theories and principles of both group work and individual counseling in a variety of human service settings are explored. Students are expected to participate as both clients and counselors in role plays to apply this knowledge. Client problems that often coincide with addictive disorders will be addressed.

Prerequisite: HUS 151 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 253 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00

HUS 274 Human Services Practicum Orientation

This course prepares students for the practicum experience in the various Human Services Programs. Students will gain an understanding of the practicum process, required paperwork, ethical considerations, and the supervision requirements. In addition, students will prepare resumes, practice interviewing skills, develop professional demeanor, and begin the interview process with potential practicum sites.
NOTE: Application for HUS 274 must be submitted to the HUS Department Chair. Prerequisites for HUS 274 may be taken concurrently or waived upon course review and determination by HUS Department Chair.

Prerequisite: HUS 154 (formerly HUX 174), HUS 155 (formerly HUX 175), HUS 251 (formerly HUX 171), and HUS 253 (formerly HUX 176 & HUX 177) (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 274 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    1.00

HUS 275 Addiction Counseling Practicum I

This course is an on-site, unpaid supervised practicum experience working directly with clients, family members, and groups in community treatment centers for substance use disorders and addictions. Experiences may include in-patient, out-patient and intensive out-patient models.
To apply this course toward a certificate or degree, the student must complete a total of 300 hours of practicum and coursework. This is a variable credit course (1-4 credits), with 75 practicum hours required per credit. This course is repeatable for a maximum of four (4) credits or 300 practicum hours.

Prerequisite: HUS 274 (C or better), and approval of Department Chair, and minimum GPA of 2.5

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 275 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 276 Addiction Counseling Practicum II

This course is a continuation of Addiction Counseling Practicum I, HUS 275. When appropriate, Practicum II will be performed in a different setting than Practicum I. The student will be expected to initiate a leadership role in therapeutic intervention with clients at a higher skill level than in Practicum I. To apply this course toward a certificate or degree, the student must complete a total of 300 hours of practicum and coursework. This is a variable credit course (1-4 credits), with 75 practicum hours required per credit. This course is repeatable for a maximum of four (4) credits or 300 practicum hours.

Prerequisite: HUS 275 (C or better), approval of Department Chair, and a minimum GPA of 2.5

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 276 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    4.00

HUS 299 Special Topics in Human Services

Special topics will be developed for the different Human Services Options. Topics developed will focus on a specific current issue in the areas of adult services or alcohol and substance abuse.
NOTE: A maximum of six (6) credit hours of HUS 299 may be used as elective credit toward an A.A.S. degree in Human Services.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HUS 299 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HUS
  • Units:
    3.00


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