What We Do
The Human Services Program prepares students for employment in careers that relate to families and human needs including education, counseling, mental health services, family and financial planning, elder care, and personal care services. Students who participate in this program will develop academic, problem solving, workplace, citizenship, ethics, and leadership skills.
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- Dual Enrollment through the Community College of Vermont
(contingent upon Accuplacer scores)
Students have the opportunity to gain credit in 2 of the following courses...
* Workplace Communication in Early Childhood Education (4 credits)
* Infant/Toddler Development (3 credits)
* Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
* Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
* Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
- Child Development Associate Certification (CDA) (Eligible students who enroll in the Human Services program for both their junior and senior years will be able to complete the 480 hours required for this certification over the course of their two years at CVCC. Students who only complete one year at CVCC will need to plan to continue working on this certification after they leave CVCC.)
- Community First Aid Certification (CFA-ARC)
- CPR, Child, Infant and Adult Certification (CPR-ARC)
Vermont Proficiency Alignment
While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.
For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.
Major Proficiencies: 1. Modeling 2. Number & Quantity
Minor Proficiencies: 6. Statistics & Probability
3. Life Sciences 5. Life Sciences
ENGLISH & LITERACY
1. Reading 2. Writing 3. Writing 4. Speaking & Listening 5. Speaking & Listening 6. Language
1. Career Exploration 2. Career Clusters 3. Career Readiness 4. Work Readiness 5. Reading 6. Writing 7. Speaking & Listening 8. Digital Citizenship 9. Creative Communicator
1. Communication 2. Self-Direction 3. Problem Solving 4. Citizenship 5. Integrative Thinking
Human Services Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be used throughout the year.
- Life Span Development- Sharleen L Kato
- Contemporary Living- Verdene Ryder
Recommended Reading Level
Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”
- 9.2 (Life Span Development)
- 9.0 (Contemporary Living)
Recommended Math Skills
Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.
- Financial literacy
- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
CVCC Safety Exams
Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass these safety exams before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.
- American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification
- Fire Extinguisher Safety with Vermont Fire Extinguishers Inc.
Instructor: Lori Hebert
Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 2137
The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,
national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in
admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.
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