ERIC Number: ED119754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Human Services Technician.
Steely, Robert D.
In order to assess the employment potential for human services paraprofessionals in the Kellogg Community College service area, a survey by mail of 103 organizations identified as potential employers was conducted in 1975. Thirty-nine of the 54 agencies responding indicated that they employ human services paraprofessionals. A large number of currently employed paraprofessionals are high school graduates with no formal education related to their occupation. Thirty-six of the respondents thought that Kellogg Community College should offer an associate degree human services technician program; 22 thought that the college should offer courses that would permit skill upgrading of employed paraprofessionals. The survey also revealed that a relatively large employment market for associate degree graduates exists. Based on the results of the survey, and evaluations of resource, facility, budget, and curriculum requirements, a human services technician associate degree program is proposed. A core curriculum emphasizing work experience with options for specialization in one of the seven human services areas is recommended for adoption. The survey results are appended, along with a proposed curriculum outline and course descriptions. (NHM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Community Coll., Battle Creek, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan