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.
The 29-credit Human Services certificate program prepares graduates for careers in social services and other community organizations. The certificate is a great way for students to begin their education to determine if human services is a field for them.
The courses required for the certificate program emphasize human service methods and community resources. Students are able to practice group work in a controlled classroom environment and have real world experience in the field work practicum and seminar courses. The practicum is supervised and students have the opportunity to interact with clients in particular agencies. Working with the program faculty, students are matched to agencies based on their skills and interests.
Kari Dupuis, Program Advisor