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Social and Human Service Assistant Proficiency Certificate

Learn the core values, concepts, vocabulary, knowledge base and practice skills for helping relationships. You will learn how to work with individuals of varying ages and abilities in a variety of settings, using skills sets such as assessing readiness, identifying key challenges, establishing goals and taking specific action steps. This certificate is designed for individuals interested in employment as casework assistants, case managers, residential support staff, youth advocates, mental health assistants, peer counselor, support staff and youth ministries.

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Degree Options

Upon receiving your proficiency certificate, you may enter the workforce or your courses may be applied to the Behavioral Health/ Human Services associate's degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

Career Options

  • Casework assistants
  • Case managers
  • Residential support staff
  • Youth advocates
  • Mental health assistants
  • Peer counselor support staff
  • Youth ministries
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Transfer Options


Many four-year colleges and universities