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 Course Title:   Practicum

 Title Abbreviation:   PRACTICUM

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    199

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    511508

 EPC:    424

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Supervised practicum in an approved human services agency site. Structured learning and development of workplace skills. Opportunity for application of critical thinking skills, pluralism, and communication skills within human services systems. Concurrent enrollment in HSERV 200.


Prerequisite: HSERV 101 and 198 with minimum C grade in each.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 132

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify appropriate workplace behaviors and demonstrate them.
  2. Ask for feedback from supervisor.
  3. Accept the feedback from the supervisor and apply it to the workplace.
  4. Write comprehensive learning goals and activities.
  5. Write experiences and what has been learned in journal format.
  6. State purpose of the agency with which the student is involved.
  7. Assess own learning.
  8. Identify types of services provided by the agency.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

Course Contents

  1. Workplace behaviors.
  2. Feedback and application.
  3. Assess realistic learning goals.
  4. If goals are not met, assess the reasons and develop a plan to revise and/or meet goals.
  5. Purpose of the learning contract.
  6. Purpose of the journal.
  7. Complete activities listed on the learning contract and write about them in the journal.