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Human Services (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Human Services, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 30 

Learn more about the Human Services Certificate Program

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

  • Geriatrics worker
  • House parent in group home
  • Personnel assistant
  • Public housing counselor
  • Worker with developmentally disabled

Additional Program Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all human services and fieldwork courses.

Special Conditions

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.

Entrance/Admission Requirements

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.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

Certificate Requirements: 30 credits

Career and Educational Advancement Resources


Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment Information  

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