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Professional Human Services Work Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

HSV-101 Introduction to Human Services with Field Practice
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
PSY-227 Abnormal Psychology
3

Prerequisite: PSY-101

PSY-215 Counseling
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: PSY-101

HSV-112 Addiction
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

HSV-112 is required prior to taking career elective HSV-215 in the final semester for those interested in substance abuse human service work.

Prerequisites: PSY-101 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
HSV-214 Professional Ethics in Human Services
3

Prerequisites: ENG-111 and HSV-112 and PSY-215

HSV-218 Case Management
3

Prerequisites: PSY-215 and ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement.

Elective Career Elective
3

Career Elective Options:

  • PSY-233 Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • HSV-215 Substance Abuse Counseling
  • AHE-104 Understanding Human Behavior
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use assessment practices to respond to the needs of participants and enhance these individuals in leading a life that involves self-empowerment, assertiveness, and strong decision-making skills. 
  • Communicate effectively and establish collaborative relationships to allow planning, implementation of support services, and interventions with participants, agency supports, and other community resources. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supports available, while understanding the challenges facing participants, assist in gaining resources for aid, advocate by overcoming challenges and providing supports through community and educational resources. 
  • Demonstrate skill in handling crisis prevention, intervention and resolution techniques to solve problems and keep detailed documentation of the process and outcome of each situation.
  • Participate in the life of a human services agency, being familiar with the mission and “best” practices of human services organizations, demonstrating these skills in professional activities.

Career Outlook

Students completing the Professional Human Services Work Certificate Program qualify for generalist careers in social welfare, mental health, community development or other similar human service organizations in the community serving families and children, adolescents, elders or other specific populations in need of services through community programming.

CRIMINAL OFFENDER RECORD INFORMATION AND SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION CHECKS

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Professional Human Services Work Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P. For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.