Human Services/Pre-Social Work

Field Work Course

The fieldwork course, Human Services Field Work I, is a required three-credit course that combines academic work with on-the-job training. You will participate in a weekly seminar class, a Career Readiness Workshop, and 160 hours of field work experience.

The Human Services Field Work I course:

  • prepares you in the classroom and in the field with hands on experiences in human services
  • prepares you for employment as a human services professional
  • enhances your resume by networking with prospective employers
  • enhances your opportunities for admission into the four year universities. 

Many of our students get hired while taking Human Services Field Work I. Student testimonies coming soon!

Professional work experience:

You will learn what a professional in your field does by working with them in the field. You will have an opportunity to explore diverse human services settings in hospitals, schools, nursing homes and senior centers, both state and private non-profit agencies, with public policy, community-based health centers, substance abuse treatment centers, prisons, and many more…

View a list of sample field work placements.

Requirements to take the course:

  • completion of HSE* H101, 202 with a grade of “C” or better
  • successful completion of 6 credit hours in Behavioral Social Sciences
  • ENG*101, or permission of the human services coordinator or division director.

Getting started:

Email Kathy Sweeney, job developer, or call her at 203-575-8134 to set up a meeting. You will work with Kathy and:

  • sign up for a Career Development Workshop
  • complete a resume
  • select a placement 
  • prepare for an interview.
Sample Human Services Field Work Placements
Abbott Terrace Health Center
Beacon House
Bristol AIC
Central Naugatuck Valley, HELP, Inc.
Community Residences, Inc.
Community Solutions
Connecticut Community Foundation
Connecticut Junior Republic
Connecticut Renaissance, Inc.
Crest Center
CT Dept. of Children and Families
CT Dept. of Correction
CT Institute of Communities
CT Judicial Branch, Community Court
CW Resources, Inc.
Danbury Dept. of Social Services
Family Service of Greater Waterbury
Gil Foundation
Girls Inc.
Goodwill Industries
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministry
Green Chimneys
Healing the Children, North East
Independence Northwest

Institute of Professional Practice

Naugatuck Head Start/School Readiness

Naugatuck Valley Project Network
NOW, Inc.
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
Southbury Senior Center
State Street School Senior
Stay well Health Center
Sullivan Senior Center Companion Program
Susan B Anthony Project
The Community School
The Enlightenment School
The Klingburg Center
The Morris Foundation
Touchstone
Waterbury ARC
Waterbury School System
Waterbury Youth Services
Western CT Area Agency on Aging
Western CT Mental Health
Wheeler Clinic
Women and Children’s Center

Program Coordinator
Kathleen A Leblanc
203-596-8616 (p)
Room: K617