HHS-290: Child Life Specialist Assistant Co-op

Health and Human Services
Education & Human Services
Social Work
Academic Level
Course Subject
Health and Human Services
Course Number
Course Title
Child Life Specialist Assistant Co-op
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
150.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
150.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
AH-100, PSY-152, HHS-110, EDU 295 all with a C grade or higher. Permission of instructor.
Catalog Course Description

Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a “co-op,” provides academic credit for structured employment experience. Work experience must be directly related to the student’s declared major to be eligible. For this co-op position students will work in social services agencies, behavior health care, hospitals, private homes, centers, etc.
NOTE: Permission and hiring forms required from Program Director, Career Services Officer, and/or Job Developer in the Office of Career Services. Students must pass a criminal background check.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Communication
  2. Role of the Child Life Specialist Assistant
  3. Implementing Care Plans
  4. Child Interventions
  5. Family Interventions
  6. Professionalism
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explore the behavior specialist technician professional roles, responsibilities, and requirements.
  2. Work collaboratively with professionals and families.
  3. Assist with creating and implementing behavior specialist plans.
  4. Help prepare daily sessions including writing session notes.
  5. Learn professional etiquette in a professional setting.
  6. Provide direct services to clients by implementing all programs developed and/or approved by BCBA’s.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment will include but not be limited to the following: 1. Completing all required hours. 2. Documentation of providing direct services to clients by implementing programs developed and/or approved by BCBA’s. 3. Successfully passing program designed performance evaluation.


As determined by faculty.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date