Human Services Certificate (HSV)

General

Program Description

Human Services Certificate (HSV)

The online certificate program in human services is aimed at those entering or currently working in the human services field who have not graduated from college. The program offers survey courses on the topics of personal and community health, psychology, sociology and criminology to delve into social issues that create the need for human services.

Program Competencies

The Human Services Certificate Program assists students in understanding and actively participating in the social services environment. The program emphasizes foundational knowledge, developing students’ strategic planning, design, and grant-writing skills. This program aligns with criteria established by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

Courses

  • NSC 100 - New Student Course
  • HSV 110 - Introduction to Human Services
  • HSV 120 - Foundations in Human Development
  • SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology
  • HSV 130 - Race, Ethnicity, and Minorities
  • HSV 210 - Case Management for Human Services Professionals
  • HSV 140 - Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Society
  • HSV 220 - Communication Skills in Human Services
  • HSV 250 - Applied Human Services Project

Career Options

The field of Human Services comes under the healthcare department which has the fastest growing number of jobs. Students that successfully complete the Human Services Certification Program will be prepared to go into entry-level positions in this growing professional field. These professions are very demanding but are very satisfying for those that are interested in and want to support people. After acquiring the Human Services Certificate students can work at entry-level positions with healthcare providers and work with children, the elderly, jail inmates and juvenile offenders among others.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Piedmont University Online was established in 2013 as a distance learning education institution for the purpose of educating adults in professions they want to pursue or just have a basic interest in ... Read More

Piedmont University Online was established in 2013 as a distance learning education institution for the purpose of educating adults in professions they want to pursue or just have a basic interest in gaining more knowledge in a particular field. We offer certificate programs for entry level career jobs or professional development. The university is licensed by the North Carolina Proprietary Schools and is pending regional accreditation... Read less