Human Services Certificate

The Certificate in Human Services is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level human services careers in a variety of community settings. The certificate provides sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of beginning students as well as those working in the human services field.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs.
  • illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups.
  • explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems.
  • assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.


First Semester

HSW 101 Intro to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HSW 210
(18 Credit Hours)
Professional Development in Human Services 3

Second Semester

HSW 102 or 202 Theories of Counseling 3
HSW 205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW 211 Human Services Practicum 6
PSY 203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
(18 Credit Hours)
Elective 3


Note: Students may have to take placement tests prior to enrolling in some of courses above. Please see College Catalog for placement testing guidelines.

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