The 37 unit Human Services Generalist certificate program is designed to provide persons with both a current and historical perspective of the basic issues within the human services field. It will introduce students to the growing career options within the field, provide an opportunity to explore several of the program options, and generally provide the kind of information that will enable students to make informed decisions in regard to career directions. For many students the Human Services Generalist certificate will be their pathway into the field of social work.
The completion of the Core Courses is required for eligibility of enrollment in HS 110 and is required for the completion of the Certificate Programs. It is recommended that these courses be taken as early as possible.
A minimum grade of "C" in all courses is required to receive the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Exemplify knowledge of the breadth of the Human Services profession.
- Engage human services intervention skills on a micro and macro level.
- Use Human Services behavioral core, skills training and experiential learning in field work settings.
Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.
|HS 100*||Human Services in a Changing Society||3|
|HS 120||Human Development in the Social Environment||3|
|HS 140||Group Leadership and Group Process||3|
|HS 170||Alcohol and Other Drugs in Our Society||3|
|HS 285||Ethical Issues/Clients' Rights||3|
|Total Core Units for the Certificate:||15|
Human Services Generalist Required Coursework
|HS 131||Multicultural and Diverse Populations in the United States||3|
|HS 174||Case Administration, Crisis Intervention and Referral||3|
|HS 176*||Co-occurring Disorders||3|
|HS 177||Family Dynamics of Addiction and Abuse||3|
|HS 110*||Field Instruction and Seminar I||3.5|
|HS 150*||Field Instruction and Seminar II||3.5|
|Select from Restricted Electives||3|
|Total units for the Certificate:||37|
|APSY 150||Helping Relationships||3|
|HS 171||Substance Abuse: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery||3|
|HS 172*||Physiological Effects and Pharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs||3|
|HS 175||Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Intervention||3|
|HS 187||Juvenile Violence, Gangs, and Victimization||3|
|HS 220||Benefits and Entitlement||3|
|PSYC 125||Psychology of Aging||3|
|SOC 1||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC 2||Social Problems||3|
|SOC 10||Introduction to Marriage and the Family||3|
|SOC 20||Ethnic Cultures of the United States||3|
*Course has a prerequisite, co-requisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description in catalog.
Associate in Science Degree
Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
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