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285 Jay Street
Academic Complex 805 (A-805)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Email: HumanServices@citytech.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-260-5135

Welcome to the Department of Human Services

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT FALL 2021 ADVISEMENT SCHEDULE
August 25 - December 13, 2021

Students must send three documents to the Advisor right before the advisement session:

  1. Completed Advisement Guide.
  2. Student Degree Works Audit (no screen shots, only documents)
  3. CityTech Transcript (no screen shots, only documents)

Please read the below instructions carefully to best experience the advisement.

  1. Send your questions/inquiries ONLY to an advisor you wish to get advisement from.
  2. Do your homework first.
    1. YOUR HOMEWORK: Complete your advisement guide with using your degree works and transcript.
  3. Send below three items right before you join the zoom. If you don’t complete your advisement guide, you will be asked to complete it and re-join the advisement session.
    1. Completed advisement guide (that YOU worked on)
    2. Copy of your degreeworks (in pdf, NO SCREENSHOTS OR PICTURES)
    3. Copy of your transcript (in pdf, NO SCREENSHOTS OR PICTURES)
  4. Do NOT send your same inquires to all advisors. Just choose the time you wish to be advised, and send your information/questions to an advisor assigned to that session.
  5. If you could not see an advisor at that time, then do #3 for the next available advisor.

Be mindful as you may have to wait in the zoom waiting room for a good amount of time as zoom advisement is individual advisement. Students will be advised on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Important Dates:

Aug 31st : Last day to add a class
Aug 31st : Last day to drop a course without the grade of WD
Nov.15th : On-line registration for Winter and Spring 2022 begins.
Dec 1st: Last day to submit your pre-application for HUS 2305/HUS4701

Day Time Professor Meeting ID PW Zoom Link

Monday

3:00 — 5:00 p.m.

Dr. M. Garfinkle

 

 

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Tuesday

9:00 — 11:00 a.m.

Dr. J. Pawlukewicz

 

 

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Tuesday

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Dr. M. Diaz

91495050167

Advisement

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Tuesday

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Prof. M. Powell

827 3129 3199

 

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Tuesday

3:45 — 4:45 p.m.

Dr. B. Shepard

842 6690 8645

563868

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Wednesday

9:00 — 11:00 a.m.

Dr. S. Dewan

867 1853 6951

 

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Wednesday

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Prof. M. Powell

832 2160 9304

 

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Thursday

8:00 — 10:00 am

Dr. V. Ayala

Email:VAyala@citytech.cuny.edu

Thursday

10:00 -11:00 am

Dr. M. Diaz

9149505 0167

Advisement

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Thursday

5:15 — 5:45p.m.

Prof. M. Powell

89157854042

 

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Thursday

7:15 — 7:45p.m.

Prof. M. Powell

84473994240

 

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Mission Statement

The Human Services Department of New York College of Technology educates students to be change agents, working with individuals, groups, and communities.

What is Human Services?

Human Services is a profession that is a learned craft, coupled with the social, cultural, economic, political and biological aspects of a society. In addition, individuals, family and communities are often the focus of agents in need of services, which a human service professional can provide. To deliver these services, the human service student is exposed to various professional and liberal arts learning at CityTech, where the associate and bachelor human service degree curriculum aids in this important preparation. Students then apply this knowledge to quality direct practice, using their educational skills in multiple employment arenas of their choice.

A degree in human services prepares students to work in the large field of social services. This can include attending to disorders (developmental/intellectual, physical, mental health/substance use), child and family welfare, older adults/gerontology, victim related services, social/legal advocacy and several at- risk/vulnerable populations in need of well-being. CityTech offers curriculum in health, mental health, counseling, case management, advocacy, entitlements, cultural competency, internship field practice, research and management-all which establish a foundation for community based practice in multiple facets of service delivery.

Human service students showcase their professional skills in settings which often include hospitals, behavioral health centers, nursing homes, schools, shelters, community based agencies, and within public health and social justice initiatives. Students utilize their skill set to conduct intakes, assessments, treatment plans, referrals, lead groups, complete research and data collection, counseling, promote community needs, prepare grants, budgeting and advocacy, as well as understanding the navigation of the larger social service system. Students practice these skills in four semesters of internship and acquire knowledge of the operation of community based agencies, as well as the types of care and services a human service worker can provide.

Often, the Human Services Associate Degree student will transfer early into the Bachelor of Science Degree program, recognizing the increased educational and employment opportunities that support the profession. Afterwards, many graduates pursue higher education in related fields: Masters in Social Work; Mental Health Counseling; Disability Services; Clinical Psychology, Education; Guidance, Public Health and Public Administration.

The comprehensive, generalist, human services curriculum at CityTech prepares students for an all inclusive experience in field, from pursuing experiences as a counselor, outreach worker, residence manager, social worker, probation officer, disability specialist, addictions counselor, patient advocate, recreation worker, health educator, advocate, to graduate student, the human service degree 'opens doors' that have a common mission, and educational requirement. Since the field is broad, students have several options to hone their acquired human service skills, and an associate degree-leading to the bachelors-is one of the best preparations.

Accreditation

Our degree programs are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

Human Services Department Statement of Program Philosophy

The New York City College of Technology, Human Services Department trains students in the theory and practice of human services to become reflective practitioners and change agents, supporting multiple facets of health, while working from case to cause to have a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities.