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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

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Dr. Chang and former instructor Avaiu Sunia

The mission of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department is to support and prepare students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of health or human services. Central to this mission is a commitment to provide students with a sound foundation and broad balance of knowledge and skills. Students who fulfill the requirements for an Associate of Science Degree in Health Science, Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Human Services, or a Certificate of Proficiency in Guidance and Counseling, or a Certificate of Proficiency in Public Health are able to:

  • Continue studies in a specialized area in allied health or into a bachelor’s degree program in health science, human services or related fields
  • Obtain local employment as a medical support staff or a public health educator or enter into employment as a paraprofessional in the human services agencies
  • Enhance occupational skills needed in professional growth and career development
  • Apply knowledge and skills in health and human relations into their daily lives with an awareness and understanding of Samoa and Pacific Island cultures

To meet this mission, the department offers the following degree and certificate programs of studies:

HIS offers the following courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes For Human Services

  1. Demonstrate basic entry-level skills required for a variety of Human Services careers (communication, reporting, interagency consultation, etc.)
  2. Apply theory, ethics, and laws to the professional practices of local and national Human Service agencies.
  3. Identify human development at all stages and aspects of life and the respective practices that apply to individuals and groups
  4. Analyze how cultural, societal, and environmental impacts affect human relationships and Human Services.
  5. Evaluate various local and national Human Service agencies in meeting the needs of the population served.

Program Student Learning Outcomes For Health Science

  1. Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required for a variety of health related careers.
  2. Analyze medical terminology, theory, ethics, laws, and concepts to the practice in the field of health careers.
  3. Assess personal, family, and community wellness and improve in healthy living lifestyle.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge and skills through field work from a health related agency.
  5. Demonstrate life-saving skills in American Heart Association or American Red Cross certified CPR.
Community Advisory Council Chairperson and Faculty
Dr. Jean Asuega Dr. Daniel Chang, Chairperson
Dr. Robin Faumuina Derek Helsham, Faculty
Ms. Ipuniuecea Eliapo