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.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in an Associate degree, a Human Services: Advocacy major is available. More information about the Human Services program can be found at the Human Services website.
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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services; and
2. examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity.