Oct 26, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services (EB35)

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Associate in Science Degree

This program is designed to prepare qualified students for a wide variety of community counseling-related employment positions in the urban-suburban region of Greater Bridgeport and surrounding metropolitan areas. Career positions in such fields as counseling, mental health, social services, substance abuse, community outreach, and gerontology. Instruction is cross-disciplinary and is designed for maximum transferability for those wishing to continue their studies.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of effective communication and basic counseling strategies/skills necessary to establish a collaborative relationship with the client or patient.
  • Apply knowledge of formal and informal assessment practices in order to respond to the needs, desires, and interests of the client.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of formal and informal supports available in the community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of participatory planning and outreach techniques associated with the helping professions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to match specific supports and interventions to the unique needs of individual clients and recognize the importance of friends, family, and community relationships.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the diverse challenges facing clients (e.g. human-rights, legal, administrative, and financial) and be able to identify and use effective advocacy strategies to overcome such challenges.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate application of crisis prevention, intervention and resolution techniques, and be able to match such techniques to particular circumstances and individuals.
  • Demonstrate case-management skills with clients including the development of collaborative relationships, assisting with the identification and access to community supports, implementing plans in a collaborative and expeditious manner, promoting an advocacy position, and mobilizing resources and support necessary to assist clients.
  • Understand and articulate a systems perspective for the treatment and resolution of individual, family, group, and community human service problems.
  • Develop and demonstrate ethical standards and sensibilities.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 60 - 62

1All electives should be based on student’s career objectives. It is required that students discuss electives with Program Coordinator or designee. 

2 MAT* E095 and MAT* E095i not acceptable. While any math course numbered higher than 100 meets this requirement, higher level math courses are generally required by most 4-year colleges.  Must be higher than MAT* E137 to transfer to a Connecticut State University in a CSCU Transfer Degree.

3 Internship courses (HSE* E291  and HSE* E292 ) must be taken in separate semesters and approved in advance by the Program Coordinator.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement .

NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.

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