The human services profession is undergoing changes as rehabilitation efforts shift toward prevention, early intervention and developing healthy children, families and communities. This certificate prepares para-professionals to work in this dynamic field and focus on working with children and youth.
Please see the curriculum content for the most current academic pathway for this program.
As the human services industry moves toward more community-based
services, there will be an increasing demand for trained human services
professionals. Professionals with technical and interpersonal skills
that can address social, emotional and cognitive problems will remain in
demand. Employment in private agencies is expected to grow, as
governments continue to contract out services to the private sector to
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Dr. Cheryl Kerr, Program Director, email@example.com, (727) 341-3736Dr. Joseph Smiley, Dean, Social/Behavioral Science & Human Services, 727-712-5851
This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in before and after school programs, group homes, residential treatment, youth clubs, recreation centers, and other related environments. Students are prepared to work in the field with a focus on quality standards and best practices in working with children and youth.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
0451159906: Youth Development Services
Federal CIP Code
51.1599: Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
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