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Human Services, Certificate of Accomplishment

Banner Code: 3_CE_HSVC

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate enables students to work in the expanding field of human services, a growing profession in response to the human needs and problems in the 21st century. The certificate program provides a general background for work with families, children, and adults and offers the student a pathway to pursue an associate or bachelor level degree. Individuals with a certificate can enhance their professional helping skills, offering them greater work opportunities as social-service technicians, case management aides, mental health technicians, gerontology aides, special-education teacher aides, and residential managers. Additionally, police officers, firefighters, military counselors, and others dealing with the public will benefit from the program training. The certificate exposes the student to the most current thinking in the field, hands-on experience, and community networking.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize human services helping skills and resources to enhance career prospects.
  2. Demonstrate intervention skills within fields of human services.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Accomplishment

  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses but will still need to meet the overall unit requirement specified for the certificate.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline regardless of how many total number of units required for the certificate can be met by prior coursework.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
HSVC C100Introduction to Human Services3
HSVC C101Helping Theories and Intervention Strategies3
HSVC C102Introduction to Crisis Intervention3
HSVC C273Human Services Practicum3
Program Electives
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Anthropology
Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging
Care of Frail Elderly
Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse
Introduction to Case Management
Cultural Diversity in Human Services
Introduction to Psychology
Child Growth and Development
Psychology of Aging
Introduction to Sociology
Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
Introduction to Gerontology
Total Units15