The two-Semester (One-Year) program is designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of occupations which provide human services.
- Recreation Worker
- Rehabilitation Aide
- Social Service Aide
- Social Welfare Assistant
Admission RequirementsApplicant should possess a high school diploma or equivalent or be 18
years of age and able to benefit from instruction.
Program RequirementsThe 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.
FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)
|EDU||156||Single Parent Families||3|
|ENG||111||College Composition I||3|
|HMS||100||Introduction to Human Services¹||3|
|HMS||121||Basic Counseling Skills I¹||3|
|SDV||100||College Success Skills||1|
SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)
|CST||100||Principles of Public Speaking||3|
|HMS||290||Coordinated Internship in Human Services²||3|
|PSY||200||Principles of Psychology( or PSY 216)||3|
|SOC||200||Principles of Sociology||3|
|TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS||34|
¹HMS 100 is recommended as a pre-or corequisite for all other HMS courses.