Human Services: Certificate of Achievement

The Human Services Program is designed to teach students entry level helping skills to work in the high demand field of Human Services. Students will gain knowledge of human service delivery systems; communication skills for working with individuals, groups and diverse populations; case management techniques; and will have field experiences in one or more human service agencies. Counseling courses are offered one time per academic year.

Career Opportunities

Case Aides; Community Organization Workers; Developmental Disability Assistants; Eligibility Workers; Employment Interviewers; Interviewing Clerks; Human Services Assistants; Senior Citizen Aides; Social Services Aides; Social Work Assistants; Welfare Eligibility Workers; Workforce Development Workers

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize effective communication styles to assess and assist clients from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in becoming self-sufficient.
  2. Advocate and use case management strategies that assist clients in overcoming challenges and identifying support systems throughout the community.
  3. Engage in ethical and legal practices including adherence to agency, state, and federal policies and procedures.
  4. Identify areas for self-improvement, and pursue necessary education and/or training resources for professional development.
Certificate Requirements
Required Courses
HSRV-120Introduction to Human Services3
HSRV-122Helping Skills in Human Services3
HSRV-124Working With Diverse Populations3
HSRV-126Case Management in Human Services3
HSRV-130Crisis Intervention in Human Services3
HSRV-190Field Studies 13
Total Units18