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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Descriptions


HUMS-110 Introduction to Human Services
3 Credits

This course surveys the philosophies, attitudes and approaches used in the field of human services. Community experts will be invited to present approaches to assisting individuals and groups in a variety of community agencies. The focus is on utilization of community resources to address a variety of human service needs. (3 hours weekly)

HUMS-120 Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency
3 Credits

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify concepts relevant to alcoholism and the medical aspects of addiction. In addition, the course will include the pharmacology of alcohol and other addictive substances. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-120.

HUMS-121 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment
3 Credits

This course provides students with the opportunity to study the various modalities of addiction therapy. Counseling skills and the philosophical aspects of addiction will also be presented in this course. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-121.

HUMS-122 Individual Counseling Techniques
3 Credits

This course will make available for use clinical methods that attend both to developing diagnostic understanding and to implementing treatment skills with mental health and/or chemically abusing/dependent populations. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-122.

HUMS-123 Group Counseling Skills
3 Credits

Students will receive training in a group-counseling model for use with both mental health and chemically abusing/dependent clients. The emphasis will fall on the group, client and counselor contributions to the group process, and how these factors influence and interrelate with one another. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-123.

HUMS-124 Family Counseling Skills
3 Credits
The family is defined as a complex interactive system. Traditional views of pathology will be redefined as students come to view family problems such as substance abuse, mental abuse, and other psychosocial problems. Students will think diagnostically about families utilizing theory and various techniques, strategies, and approaches that are relevant to working with families. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-124.

HUMS-150 Community Resources and Partnerships
3 Credits

Implementation of community based service models require extensive information about agency resources, familiarity with agency services, and establishment of opportunities that promote collaboration and working relationships among human service professionals. Students will participate in an interactive learning experience to gain an understanding of the development of partnerships among community based agencies that are necessary to secure services for clients. Lectures, discussions, assignments, media presentations, and in class activities will give students practical knowledge and involvement in the development of strategies to access community based services. Prerequisite: HUMS-110. (3 hours weekly)

HUMS-250 Community Services Practicum
3 Credits

Students work in the community in coordination with a faculty member. In addition to meeting core learning outcomes, jointly developed learning outcomes are identified with the faculty member, agency supervisor, and the student. The purpose of the practicum is to enhance the well-being of a targeted population. Students participate in a theory seminar session to engage in reflective discussion 2 hours every other week focused on experiences and the application of theory. Prerequisite: HUMS-110. (1 hour theory, 6 hours lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST