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Essential Skills and Dispositions

The following skills and dispositions, with or without reasonable accommodations, are expected of all students enrolled in the Human Services A.S. program.

  1. Emotional stability and psychological health to work with children, families, individuals, colleagues and college personnel.
  2. Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish a professional relationship with individuals, families, and clients from a variety of cultural, social, emotional, and intellectual backgrounds.
  3. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  4. Critical thinking for assessment and decision-making in field placements.
  5. Ability to comprehend and implement duties and responsibilities in Human Services fieldwork.
  6. Emotional and behavioral self-regulation sufficient to carry out the duties and responsibilities in Human Services fieldwork placements.
  7. Character dispositions such as honesty, integrity, caring and empathy.