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HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFICATE

General Requirements
ENG 111                College Writing I
COM 111               Speech Communication
PSY 100                 General Psychology

Concentration Requirements
PRO 101 HS/GS      Professional Seminar I
HUS 103                Introduction to Human Services
HUS 241                Case Management
PSY 115                 Counseling Methods & Interviewing Techniques

Total Credits: 21 credits


DIRECT SERVICE WORKER CERTIFICATE (Youth– Age 6-18)

This certificate is for those who work in after school or out of school time (OST) programs to prepare them to address the aspects of professional development in this field. This certificate can lead to aa AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Service Administration.

General Requirements
ENG 111                College Writing I
COM 111               Speech Communication
PSY 100                 General Psychology

Concentration Requirements
PRO 101                Professional Development Seminar I OR CBHI
HUS 120                Development of Youth (ages 6–18)
HUS 132                Curriculum & Planning in Youth Programs
HUS 104                Child Welfare & Family Law
PRO 106                Field Experience and Seminar in Youth Programs

Total Credits: 24 credits


CASE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (formerly Family Services)

This certificate is for those who work in after school or out of school time (OST) programs to prepare them to address the aspects of professional development in this field. This certificate can lead to an AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Service Administration.

General Requirements
ENG 111                College Writing I
PSY 100                 General Psychology
COM 111               Speech Communication

Concentration Requirements
PRO 101 HSA/GS    Professional Development Seminar I or CBHI
HUS 103                Introduction to Human Services
HUS 241                Case Management
PRO 102 HSA/GS    Internship I (Practicum)

Total Credits: 21 credits


OUT OF SCHOOL TIME ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE

This certificate is an upper level addition to our Early Childhood Education certificates and prepares students to be directors of out of school time (OST) This is an excellent bridge program for students who have completed the AA and are preparing to go on to a baccalaureate program, or for those with degrees in other areas who are preparing for leadership roles in the OST network.

General Requirements
ENG 111                College Writing I
COM 111               Speech Communication
PSY 100                 General Psychology

Concentration Requirements
PRO 101                Professional Development Seminar I
HUS 104                Child Welfare & Family Law
HUS 105                Juvenile Law
HUS 241                Connecting Family & Community Systems to Youth Programs
HUS 243                Supervision and Administration of Youth Programs

Total Credits: 24 credits


Community Advocacy and Leadership Certificate

This certificate is for those who work in community organizing, policy change, or advocacy to prepare them to address the aspects of professional development in this field. Students will acquire tools and develop skills to serve as better advocates in their home, their workplace, their community, and beyond.
 
Concentration Requirements
HUS 203 Foundations in Advocacy
Community Advocacy: From Knowledge to Action
Internship Community Advocacy: From Action to Practice


 

Academic Information

Enrollment, Programs of Study, and Resources

The College enrolls over 1,400 students annually and offers three Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Services Administration, and General Studies.
 
UCB offers numerous Certificate programs and Continuing Education opportunities, as well as evening, accelerated, daytime and Saturday classes with a student to faculty ratio of 16:1.
 
The Learning Resource Center, including tutorial support, is available to students as well. Urban College has excellent transfer partnerships to four-year degree colleges.