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2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook

Human Services Technology - At-Risk Youth Certificate (C45380A)

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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 in a Human Services agency.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of a human service worker.
  2. Identify the main crises affecting children and adolescents in contemporary society.
  3. Identify the intervention strategies and available services for children and adolescents experiencing crises.
  4. Identify and demonstrate knowledge of how to assess crisis situations and respond appropriately with the appropriate differential techniques applicable to various crisis situations.
  5. Demonstrate professional work ethic traits and personal behaviors necessary for career success.

Admission Information

Students applying for admission to this program MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for General Admission to the College. In addition, students will need to demonstrate college readiness for English and math as exhibited through the college placement test, a placement test waiver, or completion of the acceptable coursework. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in determining your college readiness and will develop an academic plan, review progress, address issues, and confirm all minimum requirements are met for this program. 

Total Program Hours: 17


The courses taken in this certificate program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services Technology.

To be eligible for WBL 111 and WBL 115, students must be recommended for placement by the Human Services Technology faculty and have completed the following courses: HSE 110 and one other HSE course in the major courses list.

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