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Human Services Generalist, Certificate


The mission of the Social and Human Services Program is to provide the highest quality education to future and current Human Service Professionals with a learning environment that supports the development of culturally competent, compassionate, and accountable professionals. The Program prepares graduates who are dedicated to the autonomy, dignity, and diversity of the people they serve.

Program Highlights

The Human Services Generalist College Credit Certificate (CCC) is a shorter program of study that consists of select courses from the Social and Human Services Associate in Science Program. The CCC is designed to prepare students for work with diverse populations in a variety of human services environments, to provide a foundation for AA students who wish to pursue a higher degree in a related field, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field of human services.

After successful completion of the Human Services Generalist CCC, the student will be able to perform the following:

  1. Understand the importance of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.
  2. Understand the risk factors that lead to human services intervention.
  3. Examine the theories utilized in human services.
  4. Display an understanding of treatment knowledge.
  5. Demonstrate competencies of practice using various interventions.

All courses in the Program are available fully online (no classroom attendance) or offered in a blended format (occasional classroom attendance). The Social and Human Services Program is an open enrollment program; no additional application is required. Students who enter the Human Services Generalist, CCC Program in the Fall semester can complete the program in 3 semesters. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Terry McVannel-Erwin
Faculty Department Chair

Tamra Pacheco
Instructional Assistant
Phone (239) 985-3499

Cassie C. Steves
Student Success Advisor II
Phone (239) 985-3446

Faculty Information

Adjunct Faculty

  • Elizabeth Badillo, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
  • Susan M. Patti, MEd, Guidance & Counseling and School Social Work
  • Alexa Matyas Venski, MA, LMHC