Human and Social Services

Program Information - Year 1

Career Cluster: Hospitality and Human Services
Pathway: Human and Social Services
DOE Code: 5336
High School Credits: 6
End of Course Assessment: Pre-PAC Assessment
Offered:  P.M. sessions
Prerequisites: None
Industry Certifications (National) Available: CPR Certification, PrePAC


Human and Social Services is an introductory/exploratory course for students interested in careers in human and community services and other helping professions. Areas of  exploration include family and social services, youth development, adult and elder care, and other for-profit and non-profit services. This project-based course will help students integrate higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes to conduct investigations in human and social services at the local, state, national, or global/world level. Research and development, interdisciplinary projects, and/or collaboration with postsecondary faculty, community agencies or organizations, or student   organizations are appropriate approaches. Students will be introduced to human and social services professions through presentations from a variety of guest speakers, job shadowing, field trips and introductory and exploratory field experiences. Service learning experiences are highly recommended. Achievement of applicable academic, and  employability competencies will be documented through a student portfolio.