Social Services Concentration (CSOS) – Community College of Rhode Island

Social Services Concentration (CSOS)

Certificate in Human Services (CERT_HMNS)

The certificate in Social Services is for students who may either already be employed or interested in social services. It is a brief program (five courses) that introduces the field of social services and equips students with the necessary skills to enter the field. Courses are offered days and evenings and all courses directly apply toward the department’s A.A. degree.

Note: All courses must be completed with a C or better. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
  • First semester: HMNS 1010, 2200
  • Second semester: HMNS 1040, 1200, 2130
Certificate Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
HMNS 1010 Introduction to Helping and Human Services   3
HMNS 1040 Drugs and Human Behavior   4
HMNS 1200 Practicum I: Service Learning   3
HMNS 2200 Assessment Interviewing for Treatment Planning   3
HMNS 2130 Therapeutic Interventions I: Working with Individuals   3

Total Certificate Requirements Credits 16

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Most students in this certificate program attend part-time and take two courses each semester. Therefore, the average time to complete the Social Services certificate as a part-time student could be three semesters (18 months). Students who choose to attend full time could complete this certificate program in as few as two semesters (12 months). For more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit www.ccri.edu/acadaffairs/gainful-employment/ahss/hmns/soc-serv-cert.html.

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Last Updated: 4/9/19