Associate in Social Service Mental Health

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Examine self and field to identify and match appropriate strengths and weaknesses for successful/ meaningful education and/or career path.
  • Integrate self-awareness to cope and manage with stress in the field for self and others.
  • Incorporate an ethic of care in all aspects of practice to insure humane treatment for clients/consumers/patients, regardless of race, creed, diagnosis, wealth, age (develop appreciation social justice).
  • Maintain the integrity of the client/consumer/patient in order to establish trust.
  • Access community resources to provide for life and home maintenance stability.
  • Develop basic interpersonal skills as a foundation to counseling.
  • Know applicable laws and codes as they relate to counseling and client care.
  • Integrate an understanding of the broad spectrum of human services.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

Responsibility

Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.

Information Competency

Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Multiculturalism

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Communication

Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.

Humanities

Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences

Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Computational Skills

Graduates will acquire skills that emphasize conceptual understanding, connections among topics, and communication of mathematical thinking for the interpretation and solution of problems.

Certificate in Social Service Mental Health

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Examine self and field to identify and match appropriate strengths and weaknesses for successful/ meaningful education and/or career path.
  • Integrate self-awareness to cope and manage with stress in the field for self and others.
  • Incorporate an ethic of care in all aspects of practice to insure humane treatment for clients/consumers/patients, regardless of race, creed, diagnosis, wealth, age (develop appreciation social justice).
  • Maintain the integrity of the client/consumer/patient in order to establish trust.
  • Access community resources to provide for life and home maintenance stability.
  • Develop basic interpersonal skills as a foundation to counseling.
  • Know applicable laws and codes as they relate to counseling and client care.
  • Integrate an understanding of the broad spectrum of human services.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.

Responsibility

Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.

Information Competency

Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.

Multiculturalism

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Communication

Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.

Humanities

Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences

Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Computational Skills

Graduates will acquire skills that emphasize conceptual understanding, connections among topics, and communication of mathematical thinking for the interpretation and solution of problems.

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