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Maps, Directions & Parking
Find Your Way to Cañada College and Around Campus

Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

 

Overview

The Human Services program at Cañada College was developed in cooperation with State and County Departments of Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Human Services. The program is designed to train personnel to provide value-based services for families in need of temporary social, health, and economic assistance. State and county agencies, nonprofit and private providers of services, social workers, psychologists, and medical personnel work in this field.

Mission

The Human Services Program at Canada College was developed in cooperation with State and County Departments of Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Human Services. The program is designed to train personnel to provide value-based services for families in need of temporary social, health, and economic assistance. State and County agencies, non-profit and private providers of services, social workers, psychologists, and medical personnel work in this field. Courses taken at Cañada College are transferable to Notre Dame de Namur University Human Services Bachelor Degree program.

 Vision

The program’s vision is to create careers in the helping professions, training future practitioners in teaching problem solving, advocating, empowering and caring for the populations they work with, such as elders, veterans, immigrants, women and children, and people with disabilities.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • View the client as a whole person in the context of family and community in assessing the client’s strengths and needs.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency and non-emergency services available in San Mateo County.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of effective human service professionals.

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