HEGIS Code: 5501
Curriculum Code: 0949
Campus Location: City, North South
Liberal Arts Division
The Human Services Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry level staff positions at human service agencies serving children, adolescents, the elderly and families.
The certificate program is further designed to expose students to a variety of theoretical, as well as practical, human service skills and concepts in order to meet the demands of the workplace. It is expected that students completing the certificate program will be familiar with, and able to apply, an understanding of human behavior, a variety of communication skills and a diversity of therapeutic approaches to their chosen clientele.
Students who successfully complete the Human Services Certificate Program may apply to transfer their credits into the Associate in Arts degree program in Social Science.
Upon Completion of the Human Services Certificate, students will be able to:
- effectively communicate with clients, support personnel and other human service professionals;
- practice standards and conduct acceptable for human service professionals;
- demonstrate an understanding counseling techniques, concepts and applications;
- Integrate human services coursework with practical field experience.
Total Degree Credits: 27