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  • Objectives
    The Human Services Foundation program provides a broad education in understanding human behaviour and serves as a foundation for preparing the student to enter specific people helping career programs. Basic academic coursework relevant to human services and field experience in a human services setting combine to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of helping.
  • Practical experience
    There is a field experience component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Human Services Foundation Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • BSCI-1003    Special Populations     2.00
    • BSCI-1005    Health Issues in Canada     2.00
    • FLDP-1001    Professional Practice - an Introduction     2.00
    • BSCI-1014    Preparation for Helping     3.00
    • BSCI-1019    Student Orientation Skills     2.00
    • PSYC-1003    Psychology     3.00
    • SOCI-1012    Sociology I     3.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • FLDP-1002    Professional Practice     1.20
    • BSCI-1021    Issues in Human Services     2.00
    • BSCI-1026    Health Issues in Canada     2.00
    • BSCI-1025    Basic Helping Skills     3.00
    • PSYC-1008    Psychology     3.00
    • SOCI-1014    Sociology II     3.00

    Addt'l Reqmt
    TAKE 2 GROUPS:

    Group 1
    TAKE WRIT-1030
    WRIT-1030    Reason & Writing 1     3.00

    Group 2
    TAKE WRIT-3002
    WRIT-3002    Reason & Writing 2     3.00

    Group 3

    TAKE 3 ENGLISH CREDITS AT ADVANCED LEVEL

    BSCI-1003 -  Special Populations
    This course offers the student the opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of special populations in our society which require assistance. There will also be a strong focus on gaining an understanding of the various community agencies which service each special population. In addition, guest speakers from various courses in the Human Services Foundation and Police Foundations will describe the programs offered in the School of Human Services.

    BSCI-1005 -  Health Issues in Canada
    The course is designed to enable the student to: a) understand the multi-dimensional concept of health, b) examine specific behaviours that contribute to an individual's level of health, c) recognize the impact of health on professional interactions in human service fields and d) develop the following skills that foster lifelong learning and competent working skills: working cooperatively with a group, evaluate resources, and integrating basic knowledge.

    BSCI-1014 -  Preparation for Helping
    Preparation for Helping is comprised of two parts: the knowledge component and the experiential lab. The knowledge component focuses on the concepts, theories and research about interpersonal dynamics, the heart of the helping process. The experiential lab offers the opportunity for the student to engage in self-exploration and participate with others in thedevelopment of greater awareness of self and others.

    BSCI-1019 -  Student Orientation Skills
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve success in college with specific application to the unique demands of human services programs. Areas of focus include: learning styles and study skills; value assessment and decision making; time management; emotional management; resource utilization; productive behaviour patterns; and perspectives on the human services worker role.

    BSCI-1021 -  Issues in Human Services
    This course provides an opportunity for discussion of and allows for a consideration of issues and specific learnings originating from the human service field. Explore legislation, organizations, and local agencies/models serving the varied human service issues.

    BSCI-1025 -  Basic Helping Skills
    This course is composed of two parts: 1) The Theory Component, and, 2) An Experiential Lab Component. The Theory Component focuses on the concepts, theories, and research of effective helping. Significant time will be devoted to learning generic listening skills that are used in all social service settings. In addition, time will be spent on the interpersonal relationship, and noteworthy issues in the helping field such as: crisis intervention, gerontology and aging, loss and grief, case management, advocacy and community organization, and, ways helpers can manage their own stress. The Lab Component of Basic Helping Skills is intended to give students some hands-on, practical experience in helping.

    BSCI-1026 -  Health Issues in Canada

    The course is designed to enable the student to: a) understand the multi-dimensional concept of health, b)examine specific behaviours that contribute to an individual's level of health, c) recognize the impact of health on professional interactions in social service fields and d) develop the following skills that foster lifelong learning and competent working skills: working cooperatively with a group, evaluating resources, and integrating basic knowledge.

    FLDP-1001 -  Professional Practice - an Introduction

    Students will be introduced to specific information on a variety of human service careers along with some general information about the human services field as a whole. The student will also become aware of expectations of them in the professional practice component of the HSF program in semester two.

    FLDP-1002 -  Professional Practice
    As a volunteer worker in a human services organization, the student gains an understanding of the nature and demands of professional helping. The student has the opportunity to demonstrate his/her ability to effectively relate to people in basic helping situations and assess his/her compatibility with the helping role.

    PSYC-1003 -  Psychology
    This course provides the student with an introduction to the discipline of psychology. It examines topics including: the major theories of various psychological orientations; research methods; statistics; the biology of behaviour; various states of consciousness; psychological disorders; health psychology, stress and it's effects, and coping; and, theories of personality.

    PSYC-1008 -  Psychology

    This course is a continuation of PSYC 1003 as an introduction to the primary fields of study in psychology. It examines the major theories and research findings in a number of those fields including: conditioning and learning, intelligence, thinking and language, childhood, adolescent and adult development, psychotherapy, emotion, social behaviour, memory, and stress and coping.

    SOCI-1012 -  Sociology I
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the sociological perspective and how it explains various forms of societal behaviour. In addition, the course is designed to enable the student to objectively criticize and analyze various social structures and social processes from a sociological point of view.

    SOCI-1014 -  Sociology II
    The purpose of this course is to further familiarize the student with the sociological perspective and how it applies to an understanding of societal behaviour. The student will be encouraged to objectively criticize and analyze various social institutions, social structures and social processes.

    WRIT-1030 -  Reason & Writing 1
    This course will introduce students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

    WRIT-3002 -  Reason & Writing 2
    This course will develop and refine critical reading, writing and reasoning skills. Students will analyse and evaluate various written sources, conduct research, produce advanced academic writing, and enhance argumentation and communication strategies.

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