Course Catalog : Subject Area




Human Services Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Introduces human service agencies, roles and careers. Presents an historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today. Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations.
HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies the hospice concept emphasizing the management of providing services associated with terminal illness, while providing human services for the family as well as the patient. Explores the unique role of each member of the hospice care team as to how each assists the patient and family in coping with the effects of the illness. Emphasizes understanding grief and loss. Focuses on the dying person and emphasizes the social and moral aspects of death and dying. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 121 Basic Counseling Skills I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Develops skills needed to function in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in attending, listening, and responding. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits, and goals for skill improvement. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 139 Community Resources and Services
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies federal, state, and local agencies, their functions, limitations and interrelationships. Emphasizes purposes of agencies as related to delivery of human services and procedures for referral, team building, and regional cooperation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 141 Group Dynamics I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes. Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 161 Professional Skill Development for Human Services
(3 credits) Teaches professional skills necessary to make the transition from the role of MH consumer/client to that of services provider. Will cover confidentiality, professionalism, boundaries and roles, cultural diversity and personal values. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 162 Communication Skills for Human Services Professionals
(3 credits) Covers basic written and verbal communication skills, including, listening skills, interviewing techniques, and completing written documentation to professional standards. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 170 Creativity & Youth Engagement
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides a comprehensive overview of relevant theories of creativity that enhance youth workers' abilities to foster the principles of youth development. Through creative tools, promotes an understanding of the effect that youth and adult partnerships have on positive change in communities. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 171 Advancing Youth Development
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides an overview of principles of youth development research and the impact on the youth work field. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HMS 196 On-Site Training in Human Services
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): SDV 100 and passing scores in all developmental studies. Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 2 lab hours per week.
HMS 226 Helping Across Cultures
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides a historical overview of selected cultural and racial groups. Promotes understanding of group differences and the impact on counseling services. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 228 Productive Problem-Solving
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Develops problem-solving and program-development skills needed to function in helping relationships. Emphasizes skills training within the classroom and application of the skills in other settings. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 231 Gerontology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Examines characteristics of the aging process and problems for the elderly. Considers both theoretical and applied perspectives on the following issues: biological, psychological, sociological, economic and political. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides knowledge, skills, and insight for working in drug and alcohol abuse programs. Emphasizes personal growth and client growth measures in helping relationships. Stresses various methods of individual and group techniques for helping the substance abuser. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent and HMS 251. Focuses on the process for interviewing substance abuse clients. Includes intake, assessment, handling denial, and ending the interview. Teaches skills for writing short-term goals and treatment plans with emphasis on accountability. Examines various reporting devices. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Supervised observation at selected social service agencies, human services centers, or rehabilitation programs/institutions. Program is coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
HMS 297 Coop Education in Human Services
(3 credits) Must have completed all Human Services courses. Supervised on-the-job experience for pay in selected social service agencies, human services centers, or rehabilitation programs/institutions. Work is coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.