Associate in Applied Science - Integrated Community Services
Certificate - Behavioral Health
Certificate - Gerontology
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Certificate - Social Services
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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.
In addition, SFCC now offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health that builds on the knowledge and skills ICS students gained during their first two years at the college. To enroll in the BAS program, see the “Special Application Requirements” tab of this web page, and if you have any questions, please reach to our Pathways Specialist (see “Contact Us” tab).
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Integrated Community Services AAS map
Total Credits: 90
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.
Leah Ruiz is excited to be part of the team of curriculum advisors who work 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.
MS, LMHC, CDP
Ursula Heflick has been an instructor at SFCC since 2013. Prior to becoming the Program Lead for the Social Services/Gerontology Program, she led the Addiction Studies Program. Ursula has taught a wide range of online, hybrid, and traditional on-ground classes. She continues to provide mental health assessments in a local behavioral health agency to stay up-to-date with current trends.
Ursula began to work in the behavioral health field in 2007 and received her graduate degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University. She continues to educate herself on all issues related to the human services field. Her primary interest is in social justice and its translation into comprehensive case management since that has the most potential to improve outcomes. The integration of the criminal justice, social services, and health care systems is at the center of her professional focus. In her spare time, she is active in working on changing drug-sentencing laws.
Prior to 2007, Ursula was a textile and ceramic artist in Los Angeles working in the fashion and interior design industries. She still enjoys “doodling” and applies her design sense to her Canvas classes.
Interested in our new Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Integrated Behavioral Health? Once you are admitted to SFCC, the next step is to complete the BAS application. Please see the link below for the application, and reach to our Curriculum Advisor if you have questions.
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