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Human Services Courses offered at NICC

Associate of Arts - Human Services

Designed to provide students with knowledge and applications of the human services field. With a focus on applications in Native communities, this program prepares the students for work in various human services and counseling careers or further study toward a four-year degree.

HMSV 1010 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

Introduction and orientation to the applied nature of human services within tribal communities. The course is designed to provide an overview of the issues with which clients struggle as well as the concerns of human services providers. Students in this course may be interested in careers in areas including social work, family violence, chemical dependency, child protection, mental health, and program management. This course is intended to serve as a realistic orientation to this package of careers. (Previously known as HSC 115) *Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or placement testing equivalent.

HMSV 1200 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (3)

Intensive study of interviewing and counseling methods and techniques with emphasis on effective skill building and communication patterns between client and counselor. When relevant, the course content will explore both Indian and non-Indian counseling issues.
(Previously known as HSC 120) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010

HMSV 2100 STRATEGIES IN GROUP COUNSELING (3)

This course emphasizes the principles of group processes. The course studies how groups function and how they can assist individual members to handle personal problems. Students must develop an awareness of the various theories of group counseling and practice as well as how to be an effective group member and leader. When relevant, the course content will explore both Indian and non-Indian viewpoints. The student will utilize critical thinking skills for comparing and contrasting these viewpoints. (Previously known as HSC 210) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010 and 1200

HMSV 2150 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING (2)

Students will gain an understanding of cultural sameness and differences, and the effects on human experience. Historical, political, social, and economic influences of culture will be discussed. Special counseling techniques applicable to minority groups and variations from traditional counseling will be studied and practiced. (Previously known as HSC 215) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010

HMSV 2250 ALCOHOL/DRUG ASSESSMENT, CASE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT (2)

The focus of this course is on the skills and tools of assessment of the individual regarding alcohol and other drug abuse/addiction. (Previously known as HSC 210) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010 and 1200

HMSV 2300 INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY COUNSELING (3)

Marriage and the Family affords students the opportunity to examine some traditional and emerging aspects of women’s and men’s roles in marriage and families. It also looks at ways in which family lifestyles have changed over the years. In addition, the class studies various types of human relationships. (Previously known as HSC 230) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010

HMSV 2400 MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCIES (3)

The focus of this course is on the medical and psychological nature and impact of alcohol and other drug abuse and addictions upon the individual. (Previously known as HSC 240) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010

HMSV 2500 CRISIS INTERVENTION (3)

This course focuses on the identification of situations having the potential for crisis. Discussions will involve description of clients, theories devoted to the explanation and possible resolution of crisis situations, and an explanation of counseling techniques. Integral to the class will be role-playing and library research. Bereavement, rape, child abuse, family counseling, and alcoholism will be covered.
(Previously known as HSC 250) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010 and 1200

HMSV 2600 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONS (3)

This course examines ethical and legal issues of concern to the human services field drawn from the ethical standards of the professional associations and application in Native communities.
(Previously known as HSC 260) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010

HMSV 2750 CLINICAL TREATMENT IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY (2)

This course provides the student with specific interventions to be applied in chemical dependency treatment and recovery programs.
(Previously known as HSC 275) *Prerequisite: HMSV 1010 and 1200

HMSV 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as HSC 290)

HMSV 2990 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

(Previously known as HSC 299)