Program Advisor: Audrey Ringer, LICSW
The Human Services certificate program teaches basic generalist human services skills and ethics, and also provides a foundation in the social services. This certificate will increase a student's opportunities for employment and advancement in human services work.
All courses required for the Certificate also meet requirements for the Human Services A.S. degree. A student who earns the Certificate will also have completed approximately half the credits required for the Human Services A.S. degree.
To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits and the additional requirements shown below.
|Demonstrated College-Level Skills in Reading and Writing|
|Minimum Cumulative Average Overall||2.000|
|Minimum Cumulative Average in Program||2.000|
SUGGESTED BLOCK FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION:
The is a suggestion for completing this program in one year. The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student's individual needs.
|First Semester||14 Credits|
|ENG 101 Composition l||3|
|HSV 135 Intro to Community Resources (see footnote 1)||3|
|PSY 107 Introductory Psychology||3|
|SOC 105 Introductory Sociology||3|
|Specialized Elective (see footnote 2)||2|
|Second Semester||15 Credits|
|HSV 111 Human Services Methods||3|
|HSV 151 Field Work Seminar I||1|
|HSV 161 Field Work Practicum l||2|
|PSY 204 Human Growth and Development||3|
|PSY 226 Abnormal Psychology OR|
|SOC 208 Contemporary Social Problems||3|
|Specialized Elective (see footnote 2)||3|
1. A student with one year of appropriate experience may request a waiver of this course from the Human Services Program Advisor. A student who receives a waiver of this course will be able to select an additional Specialized Elective.
2. Specialized Electives should be chosen with consultation from the Human Services Program Advisor. The Advisor will help the student select the Specialized Electives most appropriate for the student's educational and career goals. Possible Specialized Electives include: AHS 148, First Aid; AHS 150, Introduction to Nutrition; COM 105, Introduction to Oral Communication; ENG 102, Composition II; PSY 208, Interviewing and Counseling; and SOC 136, Marriage and the Family.
Note: Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in fieldwork agencies. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks for details.NOTE:
For Gainful Employment disclosure information on this program follow this link: www.berkshirecc.edu/GainfulEmployment