Human Services

Human Services

  • Degree Type Certificate
  • Program outcomesEnter the workforceEnhance my skillsetAdvance my career
  • Area of StudyPublic & Social Services
  • Total Credit Hours33

Eager for a career in human services but need a bit of professional training before you start the job search? Our Human Services certificate program prepares you for entry-level work in this rewarding field. 

Program outcomes
  • 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.

Our program is set up to educate both new students and those already working in the human services field. You may have to take a placement assessment before enrolling in some courses.

Program Curriculum

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HSW 101 Introduction to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
HSW 102 or HSW 202 Theories of Group Counseling or Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW 203 or PSY 203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW 205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW 210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW 211 Human Services Practicum 6
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
Total Program Credits: 33

Note: Students may have to take a placement assessment prior to enrolling in some of the courses above. Please see College Catalog for details.