ERIC Number: ED052774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Human Services Career Programs and the Community College.
Swift, Joan W.
Changes in the role of the community college, coupled with the need for improved community human services and the war on poverty, lead to a need for human services career programs. The fields covered are social services, health, and education, and the programs are occupational and professional in nature. Prospective students are identified as recent high school graduates and new and second "careerists." The characteristics of each group are reviewed. Views of students in human services programs are reported. As realistic responses to the needs of local communities, examples are given showing the range of programs presently in operation in public and private community colleges. Key considerations in launching a career program are offered, including the nature and selection of a curriculum model, faculty assignments, and field experiences. The development of self-awareness and interpersonal skills is stressed. Suggestions are made for the future of the programs. (Author/CA)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Health Services, Human Services, School Community Relationship, Social Services, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.