In the Human Services program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their full potential. Learn about various intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, and develop practical skills to assist individuals with disabilities. Courses include Communication Skills, Personal Care, Inclusion, Person-Centered Planning, Mental Illness, Personal Wellness, and Teaching and Behavioral Strategies.
The Human Services program was established in 1974 to meet the need for skilled professionals to support people with intellectual disabilities in residential, vocational and educational settings. Since its beginning, graduates have been in demand, and have contributed to the enhancement of services for people with disabilities but and for many people who are marginalized in society.
The program continues to be highly valued in P.E.I. and throughout the Maritime region. It consistently addresses new and emerging trends in the field of disabilities.
Holland College and Collège de l’Île have partnered to offer select common courses in English or French in this program. The following courses may be offered in French this year: PSYC-1015 Mental Illness, HSER-2010 Working with families.
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre - Take a virtual tour.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Human Services program at Holland College, graduates will:
- Support the health, well-being, and safety of people with exceptionalities throughout their lifespan in the educational, residential, and vocational Human Services sectors.
- Develop and collaborate in ethical, competent, and accountable relationships with people with exceptionalities, their friends, family, and other members of their support network.
- Use a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to skill development, behavioural support, and planning with individuals.
- Respect dignity, promote independence, and adhere to safety regulations and standards of practice when providing support with personal care and other activities of daily living.
- Communicate respectfully with people with exceptionalities, families, colleagues, and community members, in written, oral, and other formats, with attention to tone and confidentiality.
- Apply skills and knowledge, values, habits of mind, and ethical principles relevant to the educational, residential, and vocational Human Services sectors.
- Develop professional and personal plans that enhance job performance and well-being.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
|Details of Agreement
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
|Bachelor of Arts
|Graduates with a 70% average receive up to 60 hours of credit toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.