Academic Catalog

Community Services Tech (2260)

2260:131. Introduction to Developmental Disabilities. (2 Credits)

This course provides an overview of developmental disabilities. Content includes definitions, classifications, causes, and characteristics of disabilities; legislation/regulations; service delivery models; and prevention.

2260:150. Introduction to Gerontological Services. (3 Credits)

Basic orientation to gerontology and role of community service technician in service delivery to aged. Topics include social, biological, economical, and psychological aspects of aging; national and state legislation; services and service provider.

2260:231. Habilitation Programming. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2260:131. This course examines components of individualized plans, implementation of such plans, and legal issues. Content includes types of habilitation programming and the role of self-determination.

2260:233. Behavior Support. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2260:131. This course examines the components of behavior support. Course content includes various types of behavior support programs and techniques.

2260:255. Effective Workplace Relationships. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on self-evaluation and development of skills for successful interaction with clients/inmates, peers, supervisors, and colleagues in other public service systems.

2260:262. Basic Helping Skills. (4 Credits)

Teaches micro skills through the use of didactic presentation, role play and videotaping; develops ability to give and receive feedback about effectiveness of helping others.

2260:277. Case Management in Community Services. (3 Credits)

Case by case study of Social Service delivery in six primary areas of Human Services. Emphasis on case management skills, documentation and ethics.

2260:278. Techniques of Community Work. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:111. For those intending to work in community organizations in the United States and for others desiring an understanding of technical community service roles. Covers such topics as ethics, liability issues, communication and problem solving skills, values clarification, stress management systems theory, and assertive behavior.

2260:279. Technical Experience in Community & Social Services. (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2260:278 and permission. Individual placement in selected community and social service agencies for educationally supervised experience in community and social services technician position. Does not substitute for 7750:421 or 495.

2260:297. Independent Study: Community Services. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Selected topics and special areas of study under the supervision and evaluation of a selected faculty member with whom specific arrangements have been made.