The Human Services Assistant Technical Diploma is a 27 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (10520101)

3.00

Examine the evolution of the human services field. Distinguish the various types of human service agencies and occupations available in the field. Demonstrate the qualities of the field professionals. Complete 10 hours of community service at an agency of learner's choice outside of class time. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in the human services professions. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING (10520115)

3.00

Ascertain foundational building block skills in the counseling relationship. Establish therapeutic relationship skills. Apply basic counseling techniques. Evaluate performance through mock counseling sessions and personal experience reflections. Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION (10550110)

3.00

Explore the history of drug use along with the changing historical trends of abuse. Examine various types of addictions. Depict the biology of psychoactive drugs as well as the etiology of addiction. Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS (10520102)

3.00

Analyze case scenarios to practice the process of ethical decision making. Evaluate the ethical codes of the helping professions to increase ability to apply these ethical principles to a variety of scenarios. Determine professional boundary issues. Incorporate ethical standards into decision making processes. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

METHODS OF SOCIAL CASEWORK (10520108)

3.00

Practice case management techniques and supervision. Incorporate intake assessment techniques. Create a plan of service, coordinate care. Utilize referral techniques. Demonstrate client self-determination (autonomy). Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. This course consists of 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab.

GROUP COUNSELING METHODS (10520140)

3.00

Determine stages of group process. Apply group counseling techniques specific to targeted populations. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in group counseling. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (10809188)

3.00

Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Human Growth & Development

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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