2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Bereavement and Grief Counseling, CSC



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PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students for jobs as grief counselors in hospitals, hospice care, funeral homes, and long-term care facilities. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Persons entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks, as well as a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. These tests will be required as a condition of employment. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Recognize the differences in mourning, grief, bereavement, and loss.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work in a multicultural context identifying the importance of diversity in bereavement and grief through application.
  3. Describe examples of human services agencies, their roles in providing support to the community, and potential careers in the human services sector.

Required Courses


Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 21


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

Students must complete a placement test in English and complete all remedial English courses prior to enrolling in any of the Human Services/Mental Health Certificates or degrees.

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100 , MEN 101  and MEN 102 ) in order to remain in the program. MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites and must be taken in the same semester. All students who plan to pursue a degree or certification in Human Services are required to complete a 100 hour practicum. Students will secure their own practicum prior to the start of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes. All practicum sites must be approved by the Human Services Mental Health Program chair. Students must complete 100 hours in their practicum site.

Students must take HMS 100, HMS 106 and MEN 101 prior to enrolling in the practicum courses MEN 190 and MEN 196.

Students entering the public or private sectors of human services may be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. This may also be required as a condition of employment.

Students who are convicted felons or are on the sex offender registry in any state may not be able to secure internship sites. This will prevent them from completing requirements for the Human Services degrees and certificates.

Students who are 18 years of age or younger may not be able to secure a practicum. Should students be unable to secure a practicum, they will be unable to complete the requirements of the Human Services degree or certificate and therefore be unable to graduate.

Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility

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