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NHTI’s Advanced Human Service certificate program can be completed in one year over two semesters. It provides you with the opportunity to explore and build on the foundational education acquired in the basic Human Service Certificate program. Your coursework focuses on academic and career interests in human services, mental health, gerontology, substance abuse disorder treatment (SUD Tx), and/or the specific sector of the helping professions that interests you. This certificate includes a semester-long internship in which you’ll practically apply your classroom lessons; the internship involves approximately 8-10 hours per week for 15 weeks at a site of your choosing.
Because this certificate combines classroom learning with field experience, you’ll gain the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare you to ethically and competently fulfill the duties and responsibilities required for employment as a helping professional. This includes an understanding of and sensitivity to diverse populations. Upon completion, you can matriculate in the Human Service Associate Degree program, which includes a second supervised internship experience. All courses are taught by instructors with practical experience as helping professionals. This program is financial aid-eligible.