Certificate of Achievement in Human Services (Social Work)
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Human Services (Social Work). Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in critical thinking, case planning, crisis intervention, theory-based assessment, working knowledge of community resources and hands-on work experience in a human services agency in the community.
- Analyze a person or family in a case vignette and come up with the key issues that are impacting the case.
- Identify any legal and ethical issues in providing services to a case vignette.
- Discuss planned interventions to assist the person or family in a case vignette.
- Use knowledge of community resources to “treat” issues in a case vignette.
- Identify ways to manage the student’s own issues that result from providing services to a case vignette, such as supervision, consultation and setting limits.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: entry-level jobs in Health and Human Services and a variety of non-profit service organizations working in eligibility, case management, crisis, residential care and substance abuse treatment.
|Required Certificate Courses (24 Units)||24|
or COMP 130
|Intro to Personal Computers|
|Introduction to Economics|
or ECON 040
|Principles of Microeconomics|
or BUS 297
|Group Design and Leadership|
|Drug and Alcohol Treatment|
|Intro to Social Welfare|
|Intro of Human Services|
|Required Work Experience (6 Units)||6|
|Select six units of the following courses (no more than four units of any course):|
|Human Services Wrk Exp-1st Sem|
|Human Services Wrk Exp-2nd Sem|
|Human Services Wrk Exp-3rd Sem|
|Human Services Wrk Exp-4th Sem|
|Restricted Electives (6 Units)||6|
|Select six units from the following courses:|
|Issues in Family Violence|
|Personal and Social Growth|
|Marriage and Family Life|
The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Social Sciences Division Chair.