Human Services (HSER)
Launch a career that makes a meaningful difference in the the lives of others. UH Maui College’s Human Services program prepares students to work with people of all ages in social service occupations. The curriculum is organized around a core of courses that provide the attitudes, skills and knowledge needed by human service workers in Aging & Healthcare, Substance Abuse & Mental Health, and Child & Family Service settings.
DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED
Health Navigator/Community Health Worker (CO)
Certificate of Completion (CC)
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.
The AS in Human Services with the Substance Abuse Counseling Specialization counts for 2000 of the 6000-hour work requirement for CSAC by the State of Hawaii, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Health. The Certificate of Completion in SAC I and II fulfill the educational requirements for State of Hawaii CSAC certification. Students must complete the Certificate of Completion in Substance Abuse Counseling (21 credits) with a minimum C grade or better in each course.
Contact the program coordinator, Lee Stein, at 984-3338 or by email at email@example.com for a careful selection of courses.
- Develop interpersonal skills that build appropriate, collaborative, respectful relationships with fellow students in the classroom and clients and professionals in the practicum setting.
- Demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge base of client-centered, evidence- based helping strategies with a variety of populations in diverse human service settings.
- Identify vulnerable populations and the social conditions that contribute to their vulnerability; consider advocacy strategies to help alleviate those conditions.
- Develop self-awareness of one’s own values, interpersonal interaction styles, strengths and challenges that will impact the development of professionalism.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and application of the values and attitudes of code of ethics commonly used in the field of specialization (e.g. NASW, CSAC, etc.)
Case Management: 9 credits Human Services 140(3), 248(3), 194 or 294(3)
Dynamics of Family Violence: 9 credits Human Services 140(3), 245(3), 256(3)
Health Navigator: 9 credits Human Services 101(3), 140 or 248(3), 194 or 294(3)
Substance Abuse Counseling I: 9 creditsa Human Services 140(3), 268(3), 194 or 294(3)
Substance Abuse Counseling II: 9 creditsa Human Services 245(3), 270(3), 194 or 294(3)
Youth Development Practitioner: 9 credits Human Services 130(3), 140 or 248(3), 256(3)
The Health Navigator/Community Health Worker Certificate of Completion prepares individuals to work as unlicensed members of health and human service teams providing care for individuals in community-based settings. A significant aspect is the incorporation of the cultural values of communities into the formal structure of the curriculum. Graduates are a resource for aging and health programs, and patient education.
HSER 101(3), 140(3), 248(3), 194 or 294(3), 365(3)
PHRM 103(1), 104(1), 105(1)
HLTH 125(1), 150(1) - NURS 100(6) can substituted
Elective(3) from this list:
HSER 345(3), 256(3), 268(3), 270(3), or HLTH 159(4)
Certificates of Competence (CO) in Substance Abuse Counseling I and II(18), plus HSER 248(3).
Human Services 110(3), 140(3), 194(3)
Family Resources 230 or Psychology 240(3)
Mathematics 100, 103b, 111, 115, or Philosophy 110(3)c
Sociology 100(3) - General Education elective
HSER 245 or 248(3)
HSER specialization/interest elective(6)d
aNote: All Substance Abuse Counseling certificates (CO and CA) require practicum/internship placements in addiction-related programs focusing on the 12 Core Functions of a substance abuse counselor.
bNote: MATH 103 strongly recommended for transfer to UHWO BASS program.
cNote: Students using PHIL 110 to meet this requirement must place at the MATH 100 level in order to graduate.
dNote: Electives related to students’ specialization or occupational interest as determined with program advisor.