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This course is the first in a two-course sequence designed for the A.A.S. Human Service degree program In this course, students apply the values, concepts and skills acquired in the classroom to supervised participation in direct service, administrative and/or community-based tasks in a human service setting. Students investigate the structure and function of a human service agency, its role in the community, the inter-agency network and the characteristics and issues of populations served. Students develop increased self-awareness as beginning human service professionals and strengthen generalist practice skills as they observe and assist experienced staff and interact with individuals, families and/or groups at a level appropriate to the placement and the setting. Students are required to complete 125 hours in the field placement agency and participate 15 hours of campus-based seminars held on alternate weeks throughout the semester. This course is a requirement for students seeking the Certificate in Direct Care. Prerequisite: 30 hours of Major Core Courses, HUS 103; ENG 101.