Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Human Services Certificate

Credits required 24

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Vieira

Program contact

Kevin J. Garganta, Coordinator and Professor of Human Services, ext. 2001

Program Goals Statement

This program provides the theoretical and skills-based knowledge to obtain entry-level positions in social and human services or, for those in the field, an upgrade of existing professional knowledge.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SER 101Introduction to Social Welfare

3 credits

SER 251Principles and Methods of Interviewing

3 credits

SER 290Pre-Internship Planning Workshop

1 credit

SER 291Field Experience and Seminar I

5 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21


Program Courses – Choose one elective from the following

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

PSY 253Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSY 254Psychology of Personality

3 credits

PSY 255Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 258Introduction to Behavior Modification

3 credits

PSY 266Introduction to Grief Counseling

3 credits

SER 212Special Topics in Mental Health

3 credits

SOC 254Alcohol Use and Abuse

3 credits

SOC 257Social Issues in Loss

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Electives

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

PSY 253Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSY 254Psychology of Personality

3 credits

PSY 255Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 258Introduction to Behavior Modification

3 credits

PSY 266Introduction to Grief Counseling

3 credits

SER 212Special Topics in Mental Health

3 credits

SOC 254Alcohol Use and Abuse

3 credits

SOC 257Social Issues in Loss

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:30

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

SER 101Introduction to Social Welfare

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SER 251Principles and Methods of Interviewing

3 credits

SER 290Pre-Internship Planning Workshop

1 credit

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

SER 291Field Experience and Seminar I

5 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ELECTIVE

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

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