Human Services Certificate (HSC)

Human Services Certificate (HSC)

The Human Services certificate increases the competitiveness of the student's or graduate's resume. The certificate demonstrates student versatility and breadth of knowledge regarding theoretical perspectives, skills, and competencies needed to enter one of many helping professions, such as Social Work, Criminal Justice, Child Welfare, Psychology, Human Services, or Addiction Treatment and Counseling.

The certificate program, along with an Associate of Arts degree, maximizes student employability and provides a strong foundation for seeking a bachelor’s degree in a human services field.

For more information, please contact the Humanities and Sciences Division at (513) 569-1700.

Human Services Certificate (HSC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ADC 100Drugs in Society 303
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology 303
Semester 2  
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 303
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology 303
SWK 110Introduction to Social Work 303
Semester 3  
COMM 110Public Speaking 303
SOC 200Race, Ethnicity, and Minorities 303
SWK 200Social Welfare Policy 303
Semester 4  
SWK 205Case Management for Human Services Professionals 303
SWK 215Human Services Practicum 172
XXX XXX Social Science Elective    3
Total Credits:  31735

Electives

Social Science Elective
CRJ 102Juvenile Delinquency3
CRJ 105Introduction to Criminal Justice3
SOC 130Sociology of Aging3

Courses

SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the social work profession. Topics include: social work institutions, values, ethics, and modes of practice with varying systems and populations.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 , SOC 105
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

SWK 198 First Year Special Topics in Social Work
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Social Work, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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SWK 199 First Year Independent Project in Social Work
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Social Work that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Social Work faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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SWK 200 Social Welfare Policy
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the relationships between policy, practice, and problem solving that contribute to delivery of social services to alleviate human suffering and promote social justice.
Prerequisites: SWK 110
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

SWK 205 Case Management for Human Services Professionals
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on theoretical concepts and professional skills for providing social services within the social welfare system.
Prerequisites: SWK 200
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SWK 215 Human Services Practicum
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 7 Lab Hours.

Students spend at least seven hours per week in a supervised experience in a social service setting.
Prerequisites: SWK 110
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SWK 298 Second Year Special Topics in Social Work
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Social Work, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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SWK 299 Second Year Independent Project in Social Work
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Social Work that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Social Work faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Advisor

Dr. Heather Hatchett, PhD
heather.hatchett@cincinnatistate.edu