• Human Services Generalist


    Both the one-year certificate and the two-year AAS in Human Services Generalist degree offer training for both entry-level positions in diverse social services agencies. The degree combines academic course work with 12 credits of supervised field experience. In addition to general course work in human services, students may select a variety of approved elective certificates/courses to focus on different concentration areas. Students must have a current CPR card at time of graduation.

    Program Outcomes

    The Human Services Generalist certificate/degree provides training in skills such as interviewing clients, assessing assets and barriers to optimal client functioning, recognizing signs of substance abuse disorders, understanding of service organizations; and providing information and referrals to community resources.


    Opportunities for employment include positions such as case managers and assistants, resource specialists, family advocates, client advocates, intake workers, family assistance workers and volunteer coordinators.

    For information contact Yvonne Smith, 503-594-3207 or yvonnes@clackamas.edu  

    Human Services Generalist

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 
      HE-151 Body & Drugs I 
      HS-100 Introduction to Human Services 
      • TAKE WR-101 OR WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 
    • Complete the following requirements.

      • Take HE-152 or HE-255.
      HE-152 Body & Drugs II 
      HE-255 Body & Alcohol 
      HS-154 Community Resources 
      • TAKE MTH-050 OR MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HDF-140 Contemporary American Families 
      HS-170 Preparation for Field Experience in Human Services 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      • Take 3 credits of HS-280.
      HS-280 Human Services Generalist I: CWE/ Practicum 

    Human Services Program Electives

    • Complete 12 credits of Human Services Generalist Program Electives.

      BA-101 Introduction to Business 
      BA-104 Business Math 
      BA-131 Introduction to Business Computing 
      BA-156 Business Forecasting 
      BA-205 Solving Communication Problems With Technology 
      BA-206 Management Fundamentals 
      BA-211 Financial Accounting I 
      BA-217 Budgeting for Managers 
      BA-218 Personal Finance 
      BA-223 Principles of Marketing 
      BA-224 Human Resource Management 
      BA-226 Business Law I 
      BA-280 Business/CWE 
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      BI-102 General Biology 
      BI-231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
      BI-232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
      BI-233 Human Anatomy/Physiology III 
      CJA-101 Criminology 
      CJA-170 Careers in Criminal Justice Fields 
      CJA-201 Juvenile Delinquency 
      CJA-203 Crisis Intervention 
      CJA-230 Juvenile Corrections 
      CJA-232 Corrections Casework 
      CJA-280 Criminal Justice/Corrections/CWE 
      CS-120 Survey of Computing 
      ECE-121 Observation and Guidance I inECE Settings 
      ECE-130 Introduction to Child Development Associate 
      ECE-131 Physical Activity/Movementin ECE Programs 
      ECE-132 Positive Child Guidance in ECE 
      ECE-133 Infant-Toddler Development 
      ECE-134 Health & Safety Issues in ECE 
      ECE-135 Self-Esteem in the ECE Classroom 
      ECE-136 Observing & Recording Children's Behavior 
      ECE-137 Developing the Classroom Environment 
      ECE-138 Family-School Relationships 
      ECE-139 Program Management in ECE 
      ECE-140 Preschool Development 
      ECE-141 Outdoors & Children's Learning 
      ECE-150 Introduction and Observation inEarly Childhood Education 
      ECE-154 Language & Literacy Development 
      ECE-173 Preschoolers and Loss:Divorce and Death 
      ECE-179 Starting Points: the Oregon Registry 
      ECE-209 Theory and Practicum 
      ECE-235 Nutrition, Music and Movement 
      ECE-239 Helping Children and Families Cope With Stress 
      ECE-240 Lesson and Curriculum Planning 
      ECE-280 Early Childhood Education/CWE 
      ED-100 Introduction to Education 
      ED-113 Instructional Strategies inReading & Language Arts 
      ED-114 Instructional Strategies in Math and Science 
      ED-130 Comprehensive Classroom Management 
      ED-131 Instructional Strategies 
      ED-135 Introduction to After School Care & Education 
      ED-136 Curriculum Development and Environment In After School Care and Education 
      ED-137 Child & Adolescent Development 
      ED-138 Supervision & Leadership in After School Care & Education Programs 
      ED-139 After School Care and Education Field Experience 
      ED-169 Overview of Students With Special Needs 
      ED-200 Foundations of Education 
      ED-229 Learning & Development 
      ED-235 Educational Technology 
      ED-254 Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      ED-280 Practicum/CWE 
      EMT-101 EMT Basic Part I 
      EMT-102 EMT Basic Part II 
      EMT-105 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services 
      EMT-107 EMT Rescue 
      FN-110 Personal Nutrition 
      FN-225 Nutrition 
      GRN-181 Issues in Aging 
      GRN-182 Aging and the Body 
      GRN-183 Death and Dying 
      GRN-184 Aging & the Individual 
      HDF-130 Introduction to Family Development 
      HDF-131 Communication in Family Development 
      HDF-132 Self-Care for Family Development Workers 
      HDF-133 Diversity in Family Development 
      HDF-134 Strength-Based Assessment in Family Development 
      HDF-135 Setting & Achieving Goals in Family Development 
      HDF-136 Community Resources in Family Development 
      HDF-137 Home Visiting in Family Development 
      HDF-138 Facilitation Skills in Family Development 
      HDF-141 Parent-Child Relations I:Context & History 
      HDF-225 Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Development 
      HDF-247 Preschool Child Development 
      HDF-280 Child & Family Studies/CWE 
      HE-205 Youth Addictions 
      HE-255 Body & Alcohol 
      HS-103 Ethics for Human Service Workers 
      HS-130 Introduction to Hospice Care 
      HS-156 Interviewing Theory & Techniques 
      HS-211 HIV, TB & Infectious Diseases 
      HS-216 Group Counseling Skills 
      HS-217 Helping Skills & Diverse Populations 
      HS-218 Career Development Models & Assessments 
      HS-219 Training Clients/Peers and Employability Skills 
      HS-220 Labor Market Information & Technology in Career Planning 
      HS-221 Ethics & Consultation 
      HS-222 Program Management & Public Relations 
      HS-260 Victim Advocacy & Assistance 
      HS-280 Human Services Generalist I: CWE/ Practicum 
      MA-110 Medical Terminology 
      MA-112 Medical Office Practices 
      MA-115 Phlebotomy 
      MA-117 Clinical Lab Procedures I 
      MA-118 Examination Room Techniques 
      MA-119 Medical Assistant Practicum I 
      MA-120 Medical Assistant Practicum II 
      MA-121 Clinical Lab Procedures II 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      RD-090 Intermediate Reading Skills 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-111 Public Speaking 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      WR-122 English Composition 



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