HUMAN SERVICES
GENERALIST CERTIFICATE

Human Services is a network of programs and agencies that provide services to those with a variety of needs.  The Human Services Generalist prepares for work as an alcohol and drug counselor, a community worker, a developmental disabilities service provider, a rehabilitation worker, a youth worker, a child care worker, or a group counselor.  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 (27 Units) are listed in suggested sequence:

Course Number  Course Title       Units

HUSR 200 C   Introduction to Human Services    3
HUSR 275 C   Ethical Issues in Human Services    3
HUSR 222 C   Group Leadership and Group Process   3
PSY 139 C   Developmental Psychology     3
HUSR 224 C   Self-Esteem Strategies      3
HUSR 210 C   Introductory Fieldwork      3
HUSR 225 C   Families and Substance Abuse     3
HUSR 241 C   Intervention, Treatment and Recovery    3
HUSR 211 C   Advanced Fieldwork       3

Select a minimum of 9 Units required electives from the choices below:

Elective Course Number Course Title       Units

ETHS 100 C   American Ethnic Studies     3
      OR 
ETHS 100 HC   Honors American Ethnic Studies    3
HUSR 215 C   Introduction to Family Studies     3
HUSR 221 C   Crisis Intervention and Referral    3
HUSR 223 C   Helping Skills in Human Services     3
HUSR 226 C   Behavior Modification Techniques    3
HUSR 240 C   Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society    3
HUSR 242 C   Drugs and Physiology      3
HUSR 243 C   Co-Occuring Disorders    3
HUSR/SOC 250 C  Sociology of Aging      3
HUSR/PSY 255 C  Psychology of Aging      3
HUSR 270 C   Introduction to Victimology     3
HUSR 271 C   Society and Victimization     3
HUSR 281 C   Prevention Strategies  3
HUSR 291 C   Counseling in Criminal Justice     3
HUSR 292 C    Introduction to Criminology     3
HUSR 294 C   Careers in Criminal Justice     3
HUSR 295 C    Cross-Cultural Criminology    3
PSY 120 C  Human Sexuality      3
PSY 131 C  Cross-Cultural Psychology     3
SOC 237 C  Cross-Cultrual Relationships     3

Total units required for Human Services Generalist Certificate = 36 Units

To earn a vocational 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 82015