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2021-2022 Catalog/Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Certificate

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(Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses)

Award: Certificate

Length: Thirty-four credit hour program

Purpose: The program is designed to prepare students for entry into community or social service jobs.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

  • Assistant Correctional and Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Assistant Drug Counselor
  • Assistant Intellectual Disability Counselor
  • Day Care Aide
  • Outreach Worker
  • Senior Citizen Activity Counselor
  • Teacher Aide and Instructional Assistant

Program Description: Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success in human services and related activities.

Other Requirements: Successful completion of academic courses does not guarantee coordinated internship placement. Agency requirements will be used in making internship placement decisions.

If preparing for employment in the field of Human Services, the student should be aware of the following requirements and plan accordingly:

  1. Students must meet with faculty advisor and determine the suitability of the program.
  2. The applicant must be free of any mental or physical condition which might adversely affect his/her performance in the field of Human Services.
  3. Students with disabilities who meet program prerequisites are eligible for admission to the program.
  4. The applicant must be of excellent moral character and must not have been convicted of any felony or any serious misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Background checks may be conducted.
  5. Students who plan to be employed in the field of Human Services are encouraged to check with the employing agency in order to ascertain any special employment requirements of the particular agency.

Gainful Employment  

Contact For More Information: 

Teresa George 434-949-6601

John Hays 434-949-6602



Your Next Step

Required Courses

Total Credits: 19

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits for Certificate: 34

1See General Education Elective Course Selection  for a list of approved humanities courses.
2Students should consult with an advisor for assistance in selecting psychology and human services electives.

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