The Counseling & Human Services Program at HCC was awarded national reaccreditation for another 5 years by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) in late fall of last year.
In the letter notifying the program of continued accreditation, CSHSE described the program as excellent and identified several program strengths. The Council noted the significant increase in the size of the program since the last accreditation and complimented the college on managing this growth effectively.
Further, the Council recognized the personal and professional diversity of the program’s faculty, the extensive supervision provided to students during their practicum experiences, and the many different types of internship placements available to students.
Finally, the Council was impressed with the program’s strong focus on student self-development, interpersonal skills, and professional identity development.
The HCC program was first accredited in 1980. No human services program in the country has been accredited longer. There are approximately 800 human services programs in the U.S., but only 40 have national accreditation. The program at HCC is the only accredited one in Florida at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
The Counseling & Human Services Program is most grateful to Alisa Zujovic from the college’s Office of Institutional Research, Dru Clark from the Management Information Systems Office, and Dr. Amy Anderson, Dean of Health Sciences, for their invaluable help in gathering and interpreting the large amount of data required for the reaccreditation self-study.
Article written by: Bill Day