Associate in Applied Science - Integrated Community Services
Bachelor of Applied Science - Integrated Behavioral Health
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If you enjoy helping people, empathize with others, and are passionate about being an advocate, a career in social or community services might be the right fit for you.
Integrated Community Services courses explore interpersonal communication, restorative justice, counseling techniques, social policy, and many more subjects. They prepare you to work in a rewarding and challenging field with a high demand for well-prepared providers.
ICS classes are offered online and on-ground, and students can start in any quarter of the academic year. Many students work in the field while taking classes. Whether you want to help youth, adults, or seniors, a degree or certificate in Integrated Community Services will enable you to make a positive difference in neighborhood centers, child protective agencies, work release programs, residential facilities, and a variety of other settings.
SFCC offers a two-year associates degree as well as three certificates in ICS, preparing students either to enter their chosen career directly or to transfer into a bachelor’s program.
SFCC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health that builds on the knowledge and skills that graduates from ICS, AS, and other behavioral health, social or human services programs gained during their first two years in college.
For more information about the BAS-IBH, please reach out to our Pathways Specialist (see “Contact Us” tab).
Application for the Integrated Behavioral Health Bachelor of Applied Science degree is now CLOSED.
Please check back in March 2024 to submit your application for the Fall 2024 quarter.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Integrated Community Services.
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Total Credits: 90
Leah Ruiz is excited to be part the Pathways Specialist who works with students in the Education, Social, and Behavioral Health Pathway. She works toward inspiring and encouraging college students throughout their academic career. Being a first-generation student herself, it is her goal to help students realize that their life story has given them strengths they may not know they already possess, have the potential to overcome obstacles and successfully reach their goals and dreams. During her years as a graduate student in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University, she completed several publications and worked with WSU Coalition for Women Students, which works to create awareness of injustices for people of all genders and foster a safe and inclusive environment for all students. In her spare time, she likes to read books on personal growth and the juvenile justice system. She also enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and tennis.
lodie Goodman has been a part of the SFCC community since September 2000. lodie was a French and film instructor and was the Chair of the Communication Arts & Modern Languages Department. After 18 years of teaching and advising students across the campus, she stepped up to the new role as Dean of Social Science, Business, and Human Services. She enjoys the opportunity to collaboratively work with faculty, staff, and students to advance the mission of SFCC. A couple of her passions are mentoring and being actively involved in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging as well as championing professional development for her faculty and staff. Whatever is needed to better serve our students and community, particularly behind the scenes, lodie is game.
In her free time, lodie enjoys spending time with her family including her 4 German Shepherds, teaching and practicing yoga, writing, working in her organic lavender field, and collecting rocks.
Ursula has been an instructor at SFCC since 2013 and is the program lead in the Integrated Behavioral Health Bachelor in Applied Science program. Before transferring to the IBH bachelor’s program, she served as the program lead for the Addiction Studies and Integrated Community Services programs and taught a wide range of classes.
Ursula’s primary interests are in student-centered teaching that acknowledges students’ individuality while exposing them to evidence-based practices that have the highest potential to improve health outcomes for community members.
After a career as a ceramic and textile designer, Ursula received her graduate degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University and began to work in the behavioral health field in 2007. She continues to educate herself on topics such as health inequities, trauma-informed care, and the integration of social justice in healthcare, behavioral health, and social services.
Jared Ozaki has been an instructor at SFCC since 2016 and is currently the program lead in the Integrated Community Services program (ICS). He is also co-lead of the Addiction Studies program (AS). Jared has taught a wide range of online, hybrid, and combo/flex classes in the AS and ICS programs.
Jared began his work in the behavioral health field in 2007 and received his graduate degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University. He continues to educate himself on all issues related to the human services and counseling fields. His primary interests are in evidence-based practices, integrated care, and helping students to learn how to apply these practices to help improve treatment outcomes to the people they serve in the community.
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