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Family & Human Services

Human Services Certificate

Students interested in careers in human services or social work can elect to take several core courses toward their Associate of Arts Degree that prepare them for working with people in a variety of areas. Skills emphasized in these courses include interviewing, development of needs assessment, accessing community resources, and counseling. The Human Services courses prepare students for entry-level jobs or for transfer to a four-year degree program. Areas of employment include public and private state agencies, treatment centers for a variety of issues, group homes, and supported living and work programs for consumers with disabilities. The Human Services Club provides opportunities for students to explore the field by interacting with people working in the profession.

Career Opportunities:

    • Social Work Associate
    • Case Aide
    • Parent-skill Worker
    • Family Support Advocate
    • Residential Treatment Associate
    • Long-term Care Facility Associate
    • Early Childhood Assistant
    • Youth Counselor

Upon successful completion of the Human Services curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Human Services Certificate Courses

BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
HSV-152 Introduction to Counseling 3 s.h.
HSV-153 Professional Ethics 3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3 s.h.
SDV-210 Cooperative Education Internship
OR PSY-211 Psychology of Adjustment
OR PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology
OR PSY-251 Social Psychology
OR SOC-881 Social Responsibility and Community Service
OR SOC-881 Social Responsibility and Community Service
1 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
(2 s.h.)
(2 s.h.)
SOC-150 Introduction to Human Services 3 s.h.
SOC-215 Prime for Life: Substance Abuse 1 s.h.
Total Program Hours 17-19 s.h.