The first year of this program focuses on life-span development and issues. Students will learn professional work habits, work place safety practices, interpersonal, helping and communication skills.
They will study human development, and health and wellness issues throughout the life cycle. The second year of the program focuses on gaining skills and knowledge in working with young
children (birth through twelve years) and their families. Students will also learn about the services provided by human services agencies. Students may gain experience and knowledge by
working in a variety of human services settings as part of the program. Placements may include home day care, center care, elementary school, preschool and working with the elderly.
These placements enable the student to apply techniques learned in the classroom as well as further gain knowledge about human services, working with others and life-span development.