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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College

Human Services CCC

Human Services  (6361)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This college credit certificate program is designed to be the first educational step to a professional career in human services.

This program will focus on broad introductory principles of human behavior specific to the good practices and techniques in human service. Course work will enable students to employ effective communications and interpersonal skills, understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of human services and demonstrate computer literacy.

Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Approximate program length: 18 months.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Suzie Duff,, (561) 868-3461.

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 18
HUS1001 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY2012 General Psychology * 3
SYG2430 Marriage and Family 3
HUS1200 Principles of Group Dynamics 3
SYG2361 Death and Dying 3
HUS1302 Counseling and Interviewing 3
Total Program Credits: 18
*Students will need to provide adequate English and Reading placement test scores or complete ENC1101 before enrolling in this course.

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Employment Opportunities
Students who complete this program may find employment as services assistants, social service aides, and case management aides.

Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,

Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Human Services.

Career Center
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