Introduction to Human Services

This course introduces high school students to the possibilities for careers in the human services professions. Through anecdotes, lessons, and a variety of assignments and projects, students will learn about the broad variety of jobs available in the human services. These begin with entry-level positions, such as associate social workers, that require only a two-year Associate of Arts degree. At the apex of the profession, being a psychiatrist brings the most prestige and the biggest salary, but only after many years of school and training. Students will learn exactly what the human services are and the ethics and philosophies of the helping professions. The history of the profession will be covered, as well as the impact of the cultural, social, and economic environment on individual people, especially those who need social services assistance. By the conclusion of this course, students will have a firm introductory understanding of the social services professions. Employment at all levels of social work and related jobs is projected to grow rapidly over the next decade. Students will have a better idea of whether this is a career course they would like to explore further. 

Major concepts:

  • Human Services: Changing and Improving People’s Lives
  • Values, Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Understanding the Nature of Human Systems
  • From Theory to Practice
  • Basic Communication and Interviewing Skills
  • Clients and Helpers in Human Services
  • Special Challenges of Human Services Professionals
  • Developing Career Goals and Plans
S.No.Program NameFee ComponentAmount (USD)Description
1Full TimeCourse Fee$ 200To be paid by the student at the time of Registration.
2FlexCourse Fee$ 400To be paid by the student at the time of Registration. Student can select one more semester duration course free of cost.
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Grade Level

  Grade 9-12

Duration

  Semester

Requirements

  None

Prerequisites

  None

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