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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Human Services


45 hours (15 weeks).

Various facilities as authorized by Rising Hope, Inc.

November 2011 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the models and structure of the human service delivery system, the history of the helping profession, including United States legislation, and the purpose of a multidisciplinary team.  Students learn about methods to ethically and effectively provide identified basic services to a variety of clients.  Students also review and evaluate various case scenarios throughout the course and discuss the cases in class and in their assignments.


Instruction is offered via classroom lectures accompanied by readings, quizzes, homework, debate, interactive problem solving, a midterm exam, and a research paper.  Major topics include: the philosophy of various models of service delivery; ethical standards for Human Services; historical U.S. legislation; emerging trends in the field of human services; and expectations of the human service worker.  Prerequisite: College Writing I.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services (11/16) (4/22 revalidation).