Professional Certificate in Human Services
Human services is an interdisciplinary field of study aimed at addressing and preventing issues as a means to improve overall quality of life for individuals and communities. The Professional Certificate in Human Services examines human behavior and social complexities in a deep, meaningful way. Whether through counseling, mental health, psychology, youth development and families or corrections, this program helps you put theory into practice – expanding your knowledge and skills while affecting change through your service and work.
- Identify the roles of human services professionals in a variety of social service settings
- Apply the skills in case management, documentation, in-take assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention and referrals
- Demonstrate the ability to adhere to professional standards, including client confidentiality, advocacy and sensitivity when working with diverse populations
- Examine social and mental health issues and how they factor into daily life, including Trauma-Informed Care
- Explore supervision, interpersonal and group leadership skills, and best practices within human services professions
- Discover the variety of family systems and multidimensional systems in relation to human behaviors and the environment, along with individual and societal implications
Earn the certificate by completing 3 core courses and 2 electives within two years. Courses can be taken in any sequence.
Register for courses that explore the type of work you aspire to do, including Youth Development and Families; Mental Health, Psychology and Counseling; Supervision and Case Management; and Corrections, Advocacy and Support Services.
Online course formats include live, course-paced, combined or on-demand. Blended courses offer both face-to-face and online components. View the session information on course pages for details.