Human Services Academic Certificate

Along with the core helping skills, students will be introduced to job-specific helping courses in fields of practice such as addictions, disabilities, gerontology or youth work.

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Our Human Services academic certificate program will prepare you to work in the behavioral health and human service fields. You will learn how to demonstrate a basic set of helping skills (warmth, empathy, reflective listening) needed for entry-level employment in human service agencies, work as a culturally sensitive ethical practitioner, demonstrate a stronger sense of self resulting from personal growth experiences, and use critical thinking and writing skills needed for working with clients. You will also do one practicum, which may be completed at your place of employment. Along with the core helping skills, you will be introduced to job-specific helping courses in fields of practice such as addictions, disabilities, gerontology or youth work.

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Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs– est. salary $48,392
Community Health Worker – est. salary $40,955*
Receptionist and Information Clerk – est. salary $28,159

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.



Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Human Services Academic Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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