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Public & Human Services Learning Community

  • Who:   If you are interested in a career in social and human services, this program is for you.
  • What:  This innovative cohort program focuses on non-traditional instruction, and incorporates internships and experiential learning opportunities in the fields of public, social, and human services.
  • Benefits for you:
    • You are part of a learning cohort that provides the support services you need to succeed, including individual counseling, tutoring, mentoring, and educational planning.
    • You receive early priority registration each semester.  This guarantees you access to the classes you need.
    • You narrow your academic focus in your second semester, and have the flexibility to take courses that fulfill your academic and career goals as you choose from various pathways in P&HS.
    • You gain essential knowledge, cultural competence, case management skills, professional ethics and exemplary customer services skills.
    • You take a series of courses that lead to two certificates of proficiency, three certificates of achievement, and three associate in arts degrees:
        • Social Services Paraprofessional
        • Community Health Worker
        • Community and Public Service worker.
    • You work with a Public and Human Services job developer for volunteer work experience placements as well as gain pathways to employment.
    • You work with dedicated Global Studies counselors to create a Student Educational Plan and navigate the four-year college or university transfer process.
    • You participate in special events including a program graduation.


How to Participate:

  • Complete an orientation program.
  • Then, you take courses full-time (minimum 12 units) with a cohort of your classmates for two semesters. You complete a fixed sequence of courses during your first two semesters and share some courses your remaining three semesters.
  • Attend homework labs and tutoring sessions as directed.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • You can enroll in fall or spring.

  • Public & Human Services

    Friday 17 April 2015


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