2000-2001 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Human Service Technology

College of Rural Alaska

Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109

Chukchi Campus (907) 442-3400

Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439

Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500

Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201

Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-7400

Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

The human service technology program provides training and knowledge in basic helping skills needed for entry level employment in public, private and volunteer human service agencies.

Human service tchnicians provide case management, needs assessment, advocacy, crisis intervention and stabilization, and supportive task-centered short term counseling under the supervision of a specialist worker and usually within a multidisciplinary team. They are employed in a wide variety of human service settings such as: mental health, Native corporations, developmental disabilities, public assistance, corrections and substance abuse treatment.

Persons seeking a career in human service should recognize that in order to be successful they must be emotionally stable, creative and flexible. Human service technicians work with diverse groups and individuals with a wide variety of ages, social and cultural backgrounds and life situations.

Upon completion of the major or minor, students are eligible to apply for certification as a substance abuse counselor technician through the Alaska Commission for Chemical Dependency Professionals Certification.

The minor in HST provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills applicable to careers in the helping professions.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Human Service Technology -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete: PSY 101 for the social sciences requirement.)
3. Complete the following:*

HST 120 -- Cultural Diversity in Human Service (3 credits)
HST 125 -- Introduction to Addictive Processes (3 credits)
HST 205 -- Basic Principles of Group Counseling (3 credits)
HST 210 -- Crisis and Grief Counseling (3 credits)
HST 215 -- Individual Interviewing (3 credits)
HST 232 -- Human Service Practicum I (3 credits)
HST 233 -- Human Service Practicum II (3 credits)
HST 301 -- Ethics in Human Service (3 credits)
HST 305 -- Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credits)
PSY 240 -- Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 242 -- The Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
SWK 103 -- Social Work in the Human Services (3 credits)
4. Complete 9 credits from the following:*
HST 250 -- Current Issues in Human Service ** (1-4)
and/or electives (9 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (60 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** Repeatable for credit by HST majors to a maximum of 9 credits.

Human Service Technology -- A.A.S. Degree**

1. Complete the Rural Human Services certificate.
2. Complete the general university requirements.
3. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete: PSY 101 for the social sciences requirement.)
4. Complete the following:*

HST 205 -- Basic Principles of Group Counseling (3 credits)
HST 301 -- Ethics in Human Service (3 credits)
HST 305 -- Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credits)
PSY 240 -- Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 242 -- The Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
SWK 103 -- Social Work in the Human Services (3 credits)
5. Complete general electives (if needed) (0-4 credits)
6. Minimum credits required (60 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** For holders of the Rural Human Services certificate.

Minor

1. Complete the following:
HST 125 -- Introduction to Addictive Processes (3 credits)
HST 301 -- Ethics in Human Service (3 credits)
HST 305 -- Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credits)
2. Complete 9 credits from the following:
HST 120 -- Cultural Diversity in Human Service (3 credits)
HST 205 -- Basic Principles of Group Counseling (3 credits)
HST 210 -- Crisis and Grief Counseling (3 credits)
HST 215 -- Individual Interviewing (3 credits)
HST 250 -- Current Issues in Human Service* (3 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (18 credits)
*No more than 3 credits in HST 250 courses may be used for minor.

Substance Abuse Counselor Certification by the state of Alaska

1. Complete the following:*

HST 125 -- Introduction to Addictive Processes (3 credits)
HST 205 -- Basic Principles of Group Counseling (3 credits)
HST 210 -- Crisis and Grief Counseling (3 credits)
HST 215 -- Individual Interviewing (3 credits)
HST 250 -- History of Alcohol in Alaska (1 credit)
HST 301 -- Ethics in Human Service (3 credits)
HST 305 -- Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credits)
* The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Review Board has approved the following courses for 45 training hours each toward certification or recertification of Substance Abuse Counselors in the state of Alaska.

Note: Currently certified Substance Abuse Counselors are eligible for transfer credit toward the human service technology degree. Contact the human service technology program coordinator at (907) 474-6658 for more information.


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