Human Services Certificate, Major # 0949

The Human Services Certificate is a 21-credit program designed to provide education and training to individuals who are looking for a career helping others. And for those professionals already employed in the human services field, the certificate can assist in their career advancement goals.  The seven 3-credit classes in the certificate can be completed at the convenience of the student; however, they can be finished in as few as two semesters.  Students can take classes either online or on the Norwich campus.  The certificate includes introductory human services and psychology classes as well as more advanced classes in crisis intervention, counseling and case management, human services administration and abnormal psychology.  All of the classes are transferable to the Human Services AAS degree, and completion of the certificate leads to advanced standing status that allows students to complete the AAS degree in one calendar year. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to help people help themselves.

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills with colleagues, clients and communities. These skills will be assessed through the use of assignments that include, but are not limited to, class presentations, role plays and video-taped experiential learning exercises.

  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze client needs, problems and strengths to plan, document and assess effective interventions.

  • Assess, plan and provide services that are respective of diversity and are culturally competent.

  • Identify and conduct themselves as human services professionals with the knowledge  of ethical guidelines and  professional  standards.

Curriculum Requirements - 21 Credits

Course

Credits

HUMS 101 - Introduction to Human Services

3

HUMS 200 - Helping Processes & Crisis Intervention

3

HUMS 201 - Counseling & Case Management

3

HUMS 202 - Management & Administration of Human Services

3

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 251 - Abnormal Psychology

3

Suggested Course Sequence

Term 1 - 3 Credits

HUMS 101 - Introduction to Human Services

3

Term 2 - 6 Credits

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

Term 3 - 6 Credits

HUMS 200 - Helping Process & Crisis Intervention

3

PSYC 251 - Abnormal Psychology

3

Term 4 - 6 Credits

HUMS 201 - Counseling & Case Management

3

HUMS 202 - Management & Administration of Human Services

3