Human Services Advisor Communication
Current students should check the LCCC student email at least once a week. All Human Services advisor information will be distrbuted electronically through the LCCC email account throughout the academic year and during the summer sessions. All program materials can be accessed electronically through this infoguide.
HS-BCP Human Services Board Certified Practitioner
Graduates who successfully complete the accreditted A.A.S. program are eligible to take the professional Human Services- Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential license. Students must complete the associate degree with a minimum 2.2 G.P.A. The professional licensing exam is administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education: www.cce-global.org
Human Services A.A.S.
The Human Services A.A.S. program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the diverse nature of the individual human being, the dynamic process of life, and the human ability to interact and adapt to the living environment.
This program is designed to prepare graduates with the values, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a human service generalist in the human service field. Human service workers assist individuals, families, and groups to improve the overall quality of life in the community. Graduates may be employed as providers of both direct and indirect client services, e.g. therapeutic support services, caregiver, living assistant/coach, crisis intervener, empowerer, administrative work, community outreach, and advocate. Graduates are employed as human service workers in a variety of settings, including, clinics, hospitals, group homes, correctional centers, government agencies, day treatment centers, sheltered workshops, extended care facilities, community based living homes, and social service agencies throughout the community.
Lehigh Carbon Community College is an institutional member of the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE) and the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS) The Human Services A.A.S. degree is nationally accredited by the CSHSE.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
use critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess the needs of individuals, families, and groups within the community.
- demonstrate goal planning using the appropriate strategies, services, or interventions.
- develop and implement a treatment plan using appropriate resources, specialized assistance, and community supports to achieve the desired outcome.
- formulate a systematic method to evaluate the outcome of services and make referrals as appropriate.
- discuss the interaction of human systems including individuals, families, groups, and communities, within the society and environment.
- describe the effects of one’s own values and beliefs in the role of the human services worker.
- demonstrate professional and ethical interaction with a variety of Human Services providers and agencies.
CSHSE Program Accreditation
The Human Services A.A.S. program is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education( CSHSE). The program and curriculum offer a comprehensive training for human service assistants. Graduates of the Human Services A.A.S. program are eligible to take the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner credentialing exam.
LCCC holds institutional membership to both CSHSE and the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS). NOHS is a professional organization for employees working in the field of human services.
Council for Standards in Human Services Education: www.cshse.org
National Human Services Organization: www.nationalhumanservices.org
Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential: Center for Credentialing and Education.