Community Social Service Certificate

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
CSS 111C Introduction to Community Social Services 3 0 3
CSS 112C Supportive Communication Skills 4 0 4
CSS 115C Learning and Behavior 3 0 3
CSS 116C Assessment & Individual Planning 3 0 3
CSS 117C Community Social Service Practicum 2 8 4
PSYC 105C Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
PSYC 220C Human Growth and Development: The Life Span 3 0 3
  23
Choose one elective:
ADCL 120C Survey of Addictive Behaviors and Treatment 3 0 3
PSYC 210C Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
PSYC 280C Individual Counseling: Theory and Practice 3 0 3
PSYC 283C Group Counseling 3 0 3
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TOTAL CREDITS 26
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.

The Certificate program in Community Social Service is an eight-course, 26-credit program offered through the Division of Online & Continuing Education at NHTI in conjunction with the State of New Hampshire Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services.

This program focuses on the core values, knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the provision of community-based support. Students will develop skills and competencies in interviewing, counseling, and case management and will be able to link clients with needed community resources and services.

This program is available evenings only. This program is financial aid eligible. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion, to the NHTI Admissions Office.

Some Great Reasons to Attend

  • Caring, dedicated faculty
  • Small classes
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Internship/Practicum opportunities available
  • Lowest tuition in the state!
  • Academic support through NHTI's Learning Center

Scholarship Information

The Bureau of Developmental Services through the New Hampshire Division of Community Based Care Services offers scholarships for courses leading to a certificate in Human Services or Community Social Services. The scholarship will pay the full tuition for each course in the certificate program.

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Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Kathleen Curran
Human Services Dept. Head
(603) 271-6484 x4147
kcurran@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu

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