Purpose: To give employees and volunteers associated with helping agencies knowledge and upgrading of skills in the human services area. This certificate is also appropriate for students to test their interest in the field before committing to a degree program. Students may subsequently apply these credits toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in human services.
Range of Occupations
House parent in group home
Public housing counselor
Worker with developmentally disabled
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.
Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening
This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences section of this catalog.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all human services and fieldwork courses.