Human Services

This certificate is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey departments of Human Services (DHS) and Children and Families (DCF), the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development (NJCCCWED) and New Jersey community colleges for a career ladder certificate program. It is designed for DHS and DCF clerical and support staff who wish to obtain a college certificate and/or pursue a degree in human services.

The certificate program includes 18 credit hours of Atlantic Cape general education and program courses and 12 credit hours for one of three previously earned Career Ladders certifications in the child protective services field, the mental health field or the disability services field.

For further information, contact the department chair Donna Marie McElroy at (609) 343-5677 or e-mail dmcelroy@atlantic.edu.

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
ENGL101-Composition I
3
COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
12
PROGRAM COURSES
HSRV115-Introduction to Social Work and Human Services
3
HSRV116-Social Agency Skills and Processes
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
6
*NJDHS Certificate in Child Protective Services, Mental Health or Disability Services
12
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE
30
HSVC - EFFECTIVE Spring 2010  
Upon completion of this Academic Certification you will have received the necessary training to apply for jobs such as: Social Service Worker, Caseworker, Advocate, Home based Assistant, Human Services Program Specialist, Mental Health Technician, Outreach Specialist, Addictions Counselor Assistant, Case Worker, Casework Specialist and many more.  Please follow the link below to find out about additional job opportunities to which this certificate may lead. 
Social & Human Services Assistants, SOC Code– 21-1093.00
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1093.00
Cost of Program 2010-2011 Academic Year
Tuition $2844.00
Fees $702.00
Books/Supplies $744.00
Misc. $.00
Total $4290.00
Please note that costs are estimates only.

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