Social Services

The certificate program is designed for students who are seeking careers in the social services field including developmental disabilities and Behavioral Health care.   Apply & Register Program Details

The certificate program is designed for students who are seeking careers in the social services field including developmental disabilities and Behavioral Health care.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Academic Certificates
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HSR-101 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
BHC-101 Brain Function, Injuries, and Treatment1 or  
HSR-151 Survey in Developmental Disability2 3
    12
Second Semester
HSR-105 Group Dynamics 3
HSR-103 Introduction to Counseling 3
BHC-103 Applied Behavioral Analysis1 3
HSR-102 Social Work Processes or  
BHC-102 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders1 or  
HSR-152 Health Issues Across the Life Span2 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology or  
BHC-103 Applied Behavioral Analysis1 3
HSR-153 Developmental Disabilities Program Planning2 3
    12/15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
HSR-104 Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare or  
BHC-104 Family, Community & the Law1 (1 credit) or  
HSR-154 Critical Issues in Developmental Disabilities2 (3 credits) 1/3
HSR-107 Field Work 3
    4/6
  Total Minimum Credits 28
1 Students who are focused on Behavioral Health Care will required to take BHC-101, BHC-102, BHC-103 and BHC-104.
2 Students who are focused on Developmental Disabilities are required to take HSR-151, HSR-152, HSR-153 and HSR-154.
 
Note: This Certificate Program is open to all applicants.
 
Note: Courses from this program may be used toward the completion of the following degrees: HSR.AS, DEV.AS, and ADD.AAS.
 
Candidates who have a DHS Certificate of Competency in Child Protective Services should contact the coordinator of this program.
 
NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Goals

  • To provide educational and clinical skills for students who do not have prior experience in the field of social services including developmental disabilities and behavioral health care, and for current caregivers who plan to continue working in the social services field and in related areas.
  • To provide transfer credits into associate and/or baccalaureate level programs in related fields.
  • To prepare students to show evidence of professional, legal and ethical behavior in the field of social services.
  • To provide students with General Education courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Adapt individualized care plans based on the clients’ emotional and physical needs.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the professional Code of Ethics in the role of a Human Services worker.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of governmental laws and policies pertaining to social services field.
  4. Demonstrate and use empathy, active listening, and helpful intervention with clients.

Contact Person

Professor Fatemah Sedighi, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4535
Email: fsedighi@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

44.0701

Program Code

SSR.CT