Practicum 1 is a three credit hour course that incorporates classroom learning as well as experience serving in a community agency. The course is a requirement for both the Human Services Assistant Certificate and for the associates degree. The course includes 15 hours of classroom and 60 hours of field experience. Topics and activities in the course include interviewing skills, visits to community agencies, resume preparation, demonstration of counseling skills, and completion of written assignments. Professional liability insurance required.