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Workforce Development Certificate

Program Description:

The certificate option involves the student strictly in courses specific to the human services field, providing students with technical skills necessary for employment prior to obtaining general education requirements for an academic degree or may provide the core courses needed to individuals with academic degrees in unrelated fields desiring to change careers.


Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement

Semester plan available through faculty advisement


^Human Services 27 hours

HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services

HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills

HSVC 1313 Chemical Dependency and Treatment

HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development

*HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications/Case Management

*HSVC 2113 Internship

and select one course from the following:

*HSVC 2003 Family Relationships

*HSVC 1443 Direct Support Professional I

HSVC 2513 Management of Community Programs

and select one course from the following:

HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

*HSVC 2073 Issues in Human Services

*HSVC 2203 Parent-Child Relations

HSVC 2433 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

and select one course from the following:

HSVC 1423 Models for Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities

*HSVC 2213 Introduction to Group Dynamics

HSVC 2413 Introduction to Leisure Services

*HSVC 2613 Gerontology in Human Services


Psychology/Sociology 3 hours

*PSYC/SOCI 2133 Crisis Intervention and Experience


Total Credit Hours: 30

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

^ Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in HSVC courses in order to progress to advanced courses in the program, or gain permission of instructor or associate dean.

General education requirements can be found at: