Program Coordinator: Charles Justice, LRC 214, Ext. 2566
Length: Two semesters (one year)
Purpose: The certificate program in Human Services Advocate is designed to prepare persons for entry into careers which emphasize human relations skills, typically performed in a person-to-person relationship.
Occupational Objectives: Students who complete the program may enter the labor market in jobs which lead to a variety of positions, such as:
Social Services Liaison
Case Management Aide
Social Services Para-professional
Child Care Assistant
Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the college can normally be considered for admission to the Human Services Advocate curriculum. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English or mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.
Program Requirements: Approximately three-fourths of the courses will be a core curriculum which is basic for all human services, i.e., general education, occupational-technical, and human relations skills. The remaining courses, along with the coordinated internship, are designed to give the student specialized training for the particular career area which he/she has chosen. Upon completion of the two-semester program, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Human Services Advocate.
Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate ...................33
The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing programs of study. Mathematics courses require placement testing.
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