The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Human Services Advocacy Certificate of Achievement program is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the skills needed in human rights advocacy. In today's complex society, social service agencies are required to provide for the economic and emotional needs of those in difficulty. These agencies have a need for responsible individuals with some college background to provide various services. The Human Services Advocacy certificate program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Employment options include working with non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies. Examples of these agencies are job training programs, residential settings and private social service agencies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services; and
- Examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity;
- Demonstrate ability to use research tools to locate and evaluate information that can be
applied to the human services field; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical principles in the behavioral sciences to help
address the needs of human services clients.