Contact Information

Admissions Team
admissions@inverhills.edu
Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center

Degrees and Certificates

A.S., Human Service Worker
Human Service Assistant Certificate
Child Care Teacher Certificate

A.S., Human Service Worker (60 credits)

Academic Advising Plan a PDF document

Purpose: This program provides the educational foundation for students who are interested in employment in human services professions.

Program Information: This program helps students confront directly the realities of a career focused on helping others. Students explore attitudes, thoughts and feelings as they affect their ability to work effectively with others as a human services generalist. Direct experience with human service consumers and agencies, through internship and class experiences, are essential features of this program. Students also can specialize in areas such as mental illness, mental retardation, chemical dependency, child development or aging by focusing their internship and coursework in those areas. A detailed brochure outlining program information can be obtained from the enrollment center or online a PDF document

Although this program is primarily intended for students seeking a two-year degree, it is possible to transfer coursework to selected four-year institutions. Formal articulation agreements exist with, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Cardinal Stritch University, Metropolitan State University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and College of St. Scholastica. Consult with Inver Hills academic counselors, advisors and/or program faculty.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. Some courses within this program require a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Human Services Curriculum (30 credits):

Course Number Title Credits
1Can be taken as two 3-credit internships or one 6-credit internship. HSER 1100, HSER 1106 & HSER 1107 must be taken prior to HSER 1179 & 1189. HSER 1179 & HSER 1189 must be taken concurrently.
HSER 1100 Introduction to Human Services 3cr
HSER 1104 Multicultural Awareness in the Helping Profession 3cr
HSER 1106 Basic Counseling Skills 3cr
HSER 1107 Group Processes 3cr
HSER 1112 Crisis Assessment and Intervention 3cr
HSER 1123 Family Functions and Interactions 3cr
HSER 1179 Human Services Seminar 1cr
HSER 1189 Internship1 6cr
Total Credits: 25

Human Services Electives2 (5 credits):

Course Number Title Credits
2If HSER 1179 is taken a second time, the credit may be used as an elective.
HSER 1101 Introduction to Social Work 3cr
HSER/INTS 1103 Adults with Disabilities 2cr
HSER 1105 Loss and Grief 2cr
EDU/HSER 1113 Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3cr
HSER 1117 Mental Disorders through the Lifespan 3cr
HSER 1121 Adolescent and Youth Work 2cr
HSER 1125 Action Based Learning Experience 2cr
EDU/HSER 1128 Guidance/Communication and Development of Young Children 3cr
EDU/HSER 1130 Early Childhood Education 3cr
EDU/HSER 1132 Creative Activities for the Young Child 2cr
EDU/HSER 1133 Children's Health, Nutrition, Physical Development, and the Effects of Drugs 3cr
EDU/HSER 1136 Infant and Toddler Development 3cr
EDU/HSER 1138 Children with Special Needs 3cr
INTS/HSER 1140 Human Sexuality 3cr
EDU 1110 Urban Education: Early Childhood Birth to Grade 3 3cr
HSER/INTS 1777 The Journey of Love and Relationships 2cr
HSER 2250 Contemporary Human Services Topics 1-3cr
CJS 1154 OR
Other
Juvenile Justice OR
any other HSER course
3cr

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
1BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1110 recommended for Social Work Students
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication 3cr
Math or Lab Science1 (See Goal 3 or 4 of MnTC) 3cr
PSYC 1101 OR
PSYC 1201
General Psychology OR
General Psychology with Laboratory
4cr
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 4cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Liberal Arts electives  (Restricted to MnTC courses) 9cr
Total Credits: 30

Human Service Assistant Certificate (30 Credits)

Academic Advising Plan a PDF document
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Purpose: This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in the human services profession.

Program Information: Students in this program will acquire theory, knowledge, skills and techniques to prepare them for employment. This program helps students confront directly the realities of a career focused on helping others. Students explore attitudes, thoughts and feelings as they affect their ability to work effectively with others as a human services generalist. Direct experience with human service consumers and agencies, through internship and class experiences, are essential features of this program. Students also can specialize in areas such as mental illness, mental retardation, chemical dependency, child development or aging by focusing their internship and course work in those areas.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. Some courses within this program require a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Human Services Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
HSER 1100 Introduction to Human Services 3cr
HSER 1104 Multicultural Awareness in the Helping Profession 3cr
HSER 1106 Basic Counseling Skills 3cr
HSER 1107 Group Processes 3cr
HSER 1112 Crisis Assessment and Intervention 3cr
HSER 1123 Family Functions and Interactions 3cr
HSER 1179 Human Services Seminar 1cr
HSER 1189 Internship 3cr
Electives (8cr)
Select from any HSER elective course (see Human Services degree electives listing) or from the following:
EDU/HSER 1113 Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3cr
EDU/HSER 1130 Early Childhood Education 3cr
EDU/HSER 1136 Infant and Toddler Development 3cr
CJS 1154 Juvenile Justice 3cr
PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3cr
PSYC 1220 Adult and Aging Psychology 3cr
Total Credits: 30

Child Care Teacher Certificate (30 Credits)

Academic Advising Plan a PDF document
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Purpose: This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in early childhood, preschool and child care settings as a child care teacher. Students acquire theory, knowledge, skills and techniques to prepare them for employment.

Program Information: This program helps students confront directly the realities of a career focused on caring for the needs of children. Students explore attitudes, thoughts and feelings as they affect their ability to work effectively with others as an early childhood educator. Direct experience with children and agencies, through internship and class experiences, are essential features of this program.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. Some courses within this program require a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Child Care Teacher Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
EDU 2010 Teaching Emergent Readers 2cr
HSER 1123 Family Functions and Interactions 3cr
EDU/HSER 1128 Guidance, Communication and Development of Young Children 3cr
EDU/HSER 1132 Creative Activities for the Young Child 2cr
EDU/HSER 1133 Children's Health, Nutrition, Physical Development, and the Effects of Drugs 3cr
EDU/HSER 1136 Infant and Toddler Development 3cr
PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3cr
HLTH 1127 American Heart Association Heartsaver 1cr
HSER1179 Human Services Seminar 1cr
HSER1189 Internship 3cr
Electives (6cr)
Select from the following elective courses:
EDU 1110 Urban Education: Early Childhood Birth to Grade 3 3cr
EDU 2805 Introduction to Children's Literature 3cr
HSER 1112 Crisis Assessment and Intervention 3cr
EDU/HSER 1130 Early Childhood Education 3cr
EDU/HSER 1138 Children with Special Needs 3cr
EDU/HSER 2250 Contemporary Human Services Topics 1-3cr
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 4cr
Total Credits: 30
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