Certificate of Achievement in Human Services Program
Interested in helping people, but not sure in which career? Register for the entry level course, HMS 101, Introduction to Human Services, and discover your area of interest!
You may begin taking human services courses without prerequisites or meeting program entry requirements. A program application is not required until you are ready to start each of the practicum courses. (The practicum application is located on this page).
The core content courses in the Certificate of Achievement in Human Services Program are the same as those required for the AAS Degree in Human Services, so you can begin working on your degree while working on your certificate at the same time! Also, you may want to "bridge" into the social work program, or continue on with your education, working toward an advanced degree in substance abuse counseling, health sciences and/or other mental health care fields while earning a Certificate of Achievement in Human Services. See a school or program adviser before registering for this or any course of study.
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Human Services Program Summary
The Human Services Program at Great Basin College was established through a three year Rural Health Outreach Grant (#D04RH06803) in 2008. Now in its fifth year of existence, the program has exhibited significant growth as shown in the data below. In 2010 the Certificate in Substance Abuse Counselor Training was added to the existing Associate of Applied Science in Human Services and the Human Services Certificate programs.
- Students enrolled in Human Services courses:
- 2008-2009: 79
- 2013-2014: 150+
- Declared majors 2013-2014:
- Human Services Certificate: 7
- Human Services AAS: 35
- Human Services, Substance Abuse Certificate: 8
- Number of graduates since program inception:
- Human Services Certificate: 6
- Human Services AAS: 7
- Human Services, Substance Abuse Certificate: 5
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