Human Services
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Program Description

The Human Services Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry level staff positions at human service agencies serving children, adolescents, the elderly and families.

The certificate program is further designed to expose students to a variety of theoretical, as well as practical, human service skills and concepts in order to meet the demands of the workplace. It is expected that students completing the certificate program will be familiar with, and able to apply, an understanding of human behavior, a variety of communication skills and a diversity of therapeutic approaches to their chosen clientele.

Students who successfully complete the Human Services Certificate Program may apply to transfer their credits into the Associate in Arts degree program in Social Science.

Degree: Certificate
Hegis: 5501
Curriculum Code: 0949
Campus Location: City, North and South
Liberal Arts Division

Available at:
City, North and South

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
HS or HSE Diploma

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Human Service Agencies Serving Children, Adolescents, the Elderly and Families


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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