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 Course Title:   Pre-Practicum Seminar

 Title Abbreviation:   PRE-PRACTICUM SEMINAR

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    198

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    511508

 EPC:    424

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Provides information, direction and sequence of tasks in preparation for practicum in an agency setting. Students identify specific responsibilities for successful practicum experience and become familiar with the paperwork flow and purpose of each task.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop an overview of the wide variety of community agencies that serve as practicum sites for Human Service Students.
  2. Become familiar with and be able to independently utilize all required practicum paperwork.
  3. Understand the process of developing a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter regarding practicums and employment.
  4. Successfully conduct a minimum of one informational interview with a community agency.
  5. Develop an awareness of the Washington State credentialing process for persons working in human services.
  6. Recognize the existence of a number of State laws and regulations (RCWs & WACs) related to the provision of service through State agencies and community programs.
  7. Be exposed to an example of a statement of Client Rights and a code of ethics.
  8. Gain a familiarity with different areas of human service practice by examining six case examples from the text and develop a written response to the case examples.
  9. Become familiar with and be able to fill out and use SVC Practicum paperwork.
  10. Review a number of case examples to learn about human services as practiced in various human service agencies.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

Course Contents

  1. Informational interviewing.
  2. Paperwork flow (process and destination).
  3. Clarification of responsibilities for practicum.
  4. SVC Practicum paperwork.
  5. Case examples about human services as practiced in various human service agencies.
  6. How to set up the site for practicum (and actually doing it).
  7. Time management.
  8. Personal management in the workplace (responsible workplace behaviors).