The field of Human Services is a broadly defined one, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base. The primary purpose of Human Services is to assist individuals, groups and communities to function as effectively as possible in the major domains of living.
A student who is interested in transferring into a four year undergraduate program in the area of Human Services can complete the certificate program as part of the Human Services Concentration at Cape Cod Community College.
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Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon completion of the Human Services Certificate, students are able to:
- Understand the nature of human systems: individual, group and community outreach.
- Understand the conditions which promote or limit optimal functioning and classes of deviation from desired functioning.
- Identify and select interventions which promote growth and goal attainment.
- Practice planning, implementation, and evaluation of intervention in classroom role-plays.
- Consistently select interventions which are congruent with the values of one's self, clients, the employing organization, and the Human Services profession.
- Process skills which are required to plan and implement services.