Students in the Human Services Program are required to complete HSVC 201: Fieldwork & Integrative Seminar I and HSVC 203: Fieldwork & Integrative Seminar II, a two-semester course sequence designed to provide an immersive experience in a professional, human services workplace setting. In Fieldwork & Integrative Seminars I and II, students spend 125 hours per semester – a total of 250 hours – at partnering organizations that have agreed to provide supervision and support for human services interns from Guttman Community College.
The Center for Career Preparation and Partnership (CCPP) is instrumental in connecting the Program with human services organizations and agencies where students complete their fieldwork. Some of these agencies include:
- Early Childhood Programs, Youth Programs, and Schools
- Employment Training Programs
- City/State Government Agencies and Public Housing
- Criminal Justice Settings, Court Houses, Legal Aid, and Victim’s Assistance Programs
- Food and Nutrition Agencies, such as Food First, Inc.
- Homeless Shelters and Soup Kitchens, such as Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
- Nursing Homes and Senior Centers, such as the Fort Greene Remsen Senior Center
- Multi-Service Centers, such as Community Mediation Services, Inc.
- Hospitals, such as BronxCare Health System (formerly Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center)
- Addiction Treatment Clinics, Rehabilitation Centers, and Mental Health Clinics, such as Living Positive, Inc.
- Settlement Houses, such as Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
- Faith-Based Organizations, such as Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.