Human Services Certificate

 

Award

Certificate

Length

Two-Semester (One-Year) Program

Purpose

The program is designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of occupations which provide human services.

Occupational  Objectives

The curriculum provides the student with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function efficiently at job-entry level of varied human service positions.

Recreation Worker
Rehabilitation Aide
Social Service Aide
Social Welfare Assistant

Admission Requirements

Applicant should possess a high school diploma or equivalent or be 18 years of age and able to benefit from instruction.

Program Requirements

The program is designed to provide about one third of its requirements in general education and the remainder in human services courses and courses in related areas. Instruction includes the theoretical concepts as well as the practical application to work situations. Students will have actual internship experience in community agencies during the second semester of the certificate program. Application for internship should be made the semester prior to placement. The student will spend a minimum of 225 hours in supervised work experience in a human service agency. The student will be required to go through an oral interview for assessment purposes and to discuss both program and occupational requirements. Upon completion of this program, the student will be awarded the Certificate in Human Services.

For more information about this program, visit the department Web site at http://www.nr.edu/hms/.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

EDU

156

Single Parent Families

3

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

HMS

100

Intro. to Human Services1

3

HMS 236 Gerontology1 3

SOC

200

Principles of Sociology

3

SDV

106

Preparation for Employment

1

16

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

HMS

121

Basic Counseling Skills I1

3

HMS

141

Group Dynamics1

3

HMS

227

Community Organization1

3

HMS

290

Coordinated Internship in Human Services2

3

PSY

200

Principles of Psychology (or PSY 216)

3

SPD

100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

18


Total Minimum Credits
34

NOTES:

1 HMS 100 is recommended as a pre- or corequisite for all other HMS courses.

2 HMS 100 and HMS 121 are pre/corequisites for HMS 290.