HUMAN SERVICES
FAMILY STUDIES CERTIFICATE

The Family Studies Certificate Program in Human Service is designed as a more complete examination of the many individual and family needs resulting from changing family patterns.  Needed skills include parenting in a variety of family situations, communicating in healthy relationships, caregiving in intergenerational families and coping with stress.  This program prepares the student in three ways: (1) Providing courses as personal enrichment for the families and individuals in the community (2) Training Human Service workers for employment in schools, health and mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, halfway houses, senior centers and as support persons to law enforcement and other community agencies (3) Providing the first two years of courses for Family Studies professions such as therapist and administrator which require further college education.  To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€.  At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Classes (24 Units) are listed in a suggested sequence:

Course Number  Course Title       Units

HUSR 200 C   Introduction to Human Services    3
HUSR 210 C  Introductory Fieldwork     3
HUSR 215 C   Introduction to Family Studies     3
HUSR 224 C   Self-Esteem Strategies      3
HUSR 270 C   Introduction to Victimology     3
HUSR 275 C   Ethical Issues in Human Services     3
SOC 275 C   Marriage and the Family     3
PSY 139 C   Developmental Psychology     3

** Select a minimum of 6 Units from the electives below:

Elective Course Number Course Title       Units

ETHS 100 C   American Ethnic Studies     3
     OR
ETHS 100 HC   Honors American Ethnic Studies    (3)
HUSR 221 C   Crisis Intervention and Referral     3
HUSR 222 C   Group Leadership and Group Process   3
HUSR 223 C   Helping Skills in Human Services    3
HUSR 225 C   Families and Substance Abuse     3
HUSR 226 C   Behavior Modification    3
HUSR 240 C   Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society    3
HUSR/SOC 250 C  Sociology of Aging      3
HUSR/PSY 255 C  Psychology of Aging      3
PSY 120 C   Human Sexuality      3

Total units required for Family Studies Certificate = 30 Units

To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€.  At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.  Consult your counselor if you are interested in the General Education classes necessary for an Associate in Arts Degree.
                  
Revised 8/2015