The curriculum prepares students for entry-level direct service work with the at-risk youth population. The courses are designed to enable students to link counseling theory to practice. In addition to course work in Human Services, students will participate in fieldwork experience working with the at-risk youth population in a Human Services agency.
The courses taken in this certificate may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services Technology. See the associate degree listing for specific degree requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of a human service worker.
Identify the main crises affecting children and adolescents in contemporary society.
Identify the intervention strategies and available services for children and adolescents experiencing crises.
Identify and demonstrate knowledge of how to assess crisis situations and respond appropriately with the appropriate differential techniques applicable to various crisis situations.
Demonstrate professional work ethic traits and personal behaviors necessary for career success.