Practicum

Upcoming Deadlines


October 15, 2021

  • Spring 2022 Application Deadline continuation of Practicum II and Practicum III

March 15, 2022

  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline Practicum I

Important Updates

  • Important Scheduling Changes to Practicum

    Cohort Model Adopted

    The Department of Human Services is beginning to move its academic program to a cohort model. The cohort model progresses students as a group through core courses and practica and is widely used to improve student success through increased continuity of instruction. Updates are being made to practicum scheduling for the 2020-2021 academic year, which will affect all AAS students and some BHS students.

    Practicum Changes

    • HUMS A295A - Practicum I will be offered only during fall semesters.
    • HUMS A295B - Practicum II will be offered only in the spring semesters.

    How to Prepare

    Students needing to complete Practicum I should reach out to the Practicum Coordinator Dr. Seta Kabranian to begin planning. Students needing to complete Practicum II should speak with their HUMS advisor or the practicum coordinator to develop their advisement plan.

  • Placements During COVID-19

    Modifications to practicum requirements are being made by faculty, adjuncts, field instructors and students to ensure successful completion of the course. The department is currently in communication with Practicum field instructors to adopt a plan for students to implement the remaining practicum hours in a safe environment, and developing strategies on future Practicum placements. Due to the unpredictable situation created by the spread of COVID-19, the Practicum placement process for the fall semester will be slower than usual. Once community agencies reopen and placement procedure resumes, the practicum instructor will contact each student who has applied for practicum and had interviews with the instructor.

 

Collaborative Relationship

The human services practice requires multicultural understanding and respect of clients through a collaborative relationship founded upon a developmental model. Specific skills courses are combined with Practicum and strengthened through conceptual coursework in human services. Practicum placements provide students agency-based learning experiences directly related to the human services profession. Entrance into the human services practicum requires admission to the degree, successful completion of specified courses and a recommendation by the human services faculty academic advisor.

Program Requirements

  • BHS is Human Services: Practicum I, II, III and Capstone
  • AAS in Human Services: Practicum I and II

Registration notice

Registration for Practicum is available only to students whose names are submitted by the Practicum Instructor/Coordinator. In order to have their names submitted for registration, students must complete their application in the fall or spring semester prior to enrollment into Practicum.

Please refer to the Department of Human Services Handbook for a detailed description of all practicum processes, including timelines.

 

Step-by-Step
Application Process

The Practicum application requires students to complete several steps before the process is finished. For more details on the step-by-step process for Practicum, click 

Step 1: Complete the Application

Step 2: Meet with the Practicum Instructor/Coordinator

Step 3: Referral Process

Step 4: Agency Interview

Step 5: Course Registration

Step 6: Learning agreement

  Practicum Forms

  Step-by-Step Application Process

Practicum student teaching parents about healthy foods at Beacon Hill

 

Practicum Prerequisites

The department follows strict guidelines dictated by the accrediting body for Human Services Programs (CSHSE). Students must meet ALL prerequisites to be admitted.

Practicum I - HUMS A295A

The student must first be admitted into Human Services Degree Program.

The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better:

  • HUMS A107 History and Systems of Human Services
  • HUMS A155 Introduction to Field Work and Human Service Practice
  • HUMS A223 Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling I 
  • Writing A111 Writing Across Contexts

Practicum II - HUMS A295B

The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better:

  • HUMS A295A Human Services Practicum I

Practicum III - HUMS A495

The student must first be admitted into the Bachelor of Human Services Degree Program and in senior standing (90+ credits). Please note that students cannot apply for Practicum III during the same semester they apply for the BHS program.

The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better:

  • HUMS A295A Practicum I
  • HUMS A295B Practicum II