Human Service Certificate

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
# HSV 111C Introduction to Human Service 3 0 3
# MHTH 187C The Helping Relationship: Interpersonal
Communication Skills for Today's Professional
4 0 4
  PSYC 105C Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
# HSV 242C Ethics and the Professional Helper 3 0 3
# PSYC 283C Group Counseling 3 0 3
# SOCI 250C Conflict Resolution in Modern Society 3 0 3

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The Human Service Certificate provides entry level Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) to ensure graduates are prepared to ethically and competently fulfill the duties and responsibilities required for entry-level employment in various sectors of the Helping Professions. This education includes an understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse populations which they will serve.

Students will gain knowledge of human service delivery systems, case management techniques, ethics, and group facilitation skills. Communication skills learned will include conflict resolution and the appropriate interpersonal and social skills to utilize in interactions with diverse populations using principles of equity, justice, and inclusion. Students are provided a strong foundation for a lifetime of engaged employment and participation in the rapidly changing workplace of the Helping Professional. Individuals already employed in entry-level Helping Professional positions will find this certificate useful as a means to upgrade their existing knowledge base in order to advance in their careers.

Potential non-profit and for-profit community-based organizations and agencies where students seek employments include: human services, mental health, gerontology, substance use disorder treatment, social services, child and family services, crisis services, assistance programs, and senior centers. Potential job titles include: case manager, direct support worker, mental health worker, veterans services worker, recovery support worker, behavioral management aid, group home worker, residential counselor, and social worker assistant.

Financial Aid is not available for this program at this time.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the online application or the PDF version for admission to NHTI.
  2. Have official transcripts forwarded to NHTI by secondary and postsecondary institutions previously attended.
  3. Applicants who have earned a high school equivalency certificate must submit a copy of the certificate, including scores, as well as official transcripts reflecting completed school work and grades prior to leaving school.
  4. Candidates required to have a personal interview with the Department Chair, Human Services.
  5. See also General Admission Requirements:­admission-reguirements.

Additional Information

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Michael O'Bryant
Human Service and Addiction Counseling Dept. Head
(603) 271-6484 x4269

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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