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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

JANUARY 2022

LATE REGISTRATION & ADVISEMENT SCHEDULE

Are you ready to be advised? Here is what you need to do before joining the advisement session.

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

  • Completed Advisement Guide.
  • Student Degree Works Audit (no screenshots, only documents)
  • CityTech Transcript (no screenshots, only documents)

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

  • Send your questions/inquiries ONLY to an advisor you wish to get advisement from. 
  • Do your homework first.
    • YOUR HOMEWORK: Complete your advisement guide using your degree works and transcript.
  • 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. 
    • Completed advisement guide (that YOU worked on)
    • Copy of your Degreeworks (in pdf, NOT SCREENSHOTS OR PICTURES)
    • Copy of your transcript (in pdf, NOT SCREENSHOTS OR PICTURES)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Advisors can answer/assist in all department/course policies.

If there is an issue that you feel needs further assistance the Advisor will contact the Chair on your behalf and follow up with you, as the Chair does not have Advisement Hours.

Dr. Rosado, the Internship Coordinator is not on Advisement. See his hours/email him.

Important Dates:

Jan 14: Deadline to upload proof of COVID19 vaccination documents to CUNYfirst
Jan 27: Late Registration for Spring; Last day to drop with 100% tuition refund
Jan 28: Classes Begin 
Feb 3: Last day to add a class

WINTER SESSION ADVISEMENT IS ONLINE

PROFESSOR DATE DAY TIME ZOOM LINK

JUSTINE PAWLUKEWICZ

Jan 4, 2022

TUESDAY

8:30 —12:30 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84212844059

MARCIA POWELL

Jan 4, 2022

TUESDAY

12:00—4:00 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83897884272?pwd=N1ViQUtWVmJhem5IUVR4QnpTMGxqQT09

VICTOR AYALA

Jan 5, 2022

WEDNESDAY

8:30 — 10:30 a.m. &
11:00 —1:00 p.m.

Students are to email: VAyala@citytech.cuny.edu
From 8:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m.
with COMPLETED Advisement Guide, Degree Works Audit and Transcript.  NO SCREENSHOTS, and only completed documents

MARTIN GARFINKLE

Jan 24, 2022

MONDAY

8:30 —12:30 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4458783501

SMITA DEWAN

Jan 25, 2022

TUESDAY

9:00 —1:00 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84623510645

MERY DIAZ

Jan 25, 2022

TUESDAY

10:00 —2:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 914 9505 0167
Passcode: MDiaz

BENJAMIN SHEPARD

Jan 27, 2022

THURSDAY

2:00 —6:00 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86029383838?pwd=eSs4cWViR0ErbGFhd3JwQ2pFZEgzUT09

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.