Youth and Family Certificate


The Youth and Family Certificate is intended to give human service professionals a core function of classes centered on children, their families and their environments. This certificate is intended for those who wish to work or are working with families. Learners will increase their knowledge of child development, issues related to family violence, juvenile delinquency and marital roles. Nine credits ladder into the Human Services Associate Degree program.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of developmental stages
  • Recognize indicators of inter-personal violence (IPV)
  • Understand cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns across the lifespan

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  • Passion for working with children, adolescents and adults
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
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Criminal Background Check

A current criminal background check must be on file before starting internships.

Note: A record of specified criminal offenses may bar or restrict an individual from:

  • course work involving a clinical/practicum/internship experience
  • licensure and future employment in this occupation

Students declined for a field placement based on criminal background may not be able to finish the Field 1 and Field 2 courses and hence would not be able to graduate. For any questions about your criminal background, contact a program faculty as soon as possible to have the background evaluated.


Field Experience/Internship Sites

Locally located internship sites cannot be guaranteed. Students may have to move or drive a distance in order to complete internship courses. Scheduled internship attendance days and times for which students must be available vary by agency. Program faculty select, assign, and maintain college contracts with internship sites.