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2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Services: Certificate

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CIP CODE: 5501.00

The Human Services Certificate Program prepares individuals for paraprofessional entry-level positions in the field of Human Services.  By completing the one-year curriculum, students may find immediate employment in a variety of human services agencies.  Individuals who are currently working in entry-level positions in the field and require continuing education for upgrades/promotion may also benefit from this program.

The program length is two academic semesters.  This includes a supervised internship experience during the second semester.  All courses in the certificate program can be applied towards an Associate Degree in Human Services.

For more information on the Human Services Certificate Program, contact the Psychology and Human Services Department.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to articulate an array of theoretical and applied human service, counseling, and psychological theories.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to understand data-based research and interpret and synthesize professional literature in human services, counseling, and psychology.
  3. Develop and demonstrate a range of theories and skills characteristic of effective helping relationships in order to conduct entry-level human services interventions.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, particularly as a professional competence.
  5. Demonstrate competencies in critical thinking and higher order analysis necessary for the human services professions.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to the ethical standards of the human service profession.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and skills to an internship setting at a standard consistent with the entry-level professional.
  8. Acquire skills and behaviors necessary to secure para-professional upgrades/promotions in human services settings.
  9. Develop or refine specific and structured strategies to become more self-aware, self-directed, self-motivated and self-controlled.

Program supervised by:
Margherita Rossi, Chairperson
Office:  Titchener Hall, Room T-211A
Telephone:  607 778-5228
E-mail:  rossima@sunybroome.edu

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