The Youth & Family Certificate is a 18 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Issues In Child Maltreatment (10520141)


Examine issues often found in families that are affected by child abuse and neglect. Explore the social, environmental and biological components of child maltreatment. Determine the laws, agencies and procedures that are specific to child maltreatment. Define the role played by the helping professional in response to child maltreatment, including mandated reporting of abuse. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found while working with child maltreatment. Apply reflective practitioner methods.


Student has completed all of the following course(s): SOCSCI 10809188 - Developmental Psychology

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Introduction To Gerontology (10520150)


Examine the different issues that affect us as we age. Differentiate individual, social and community support. Investigate the prominent issues involved when working with the geriatric population in a variety of vocations. Construct a narrative of an elderly person across the lifespan. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when working with the aging population. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Family Systems (10550209)


Provides a broad understanding of family systems theory and practice relevant to the human services field. Focus is on evaluating the communication and interaction patterns and applying interventions and strategies.

Developmental Psychology (10809188)


Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others. Keywords: Psych, Developmental Psych

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Human Growth & Development

Human Sexuality (10520106)


Evaluate human sexual behavior across the lifespan. Evaluate the history of sex. Analyze sexology. Differentiate between gender roles. Identify physiological differences between sexes. Explore differences in sexual orientation, sexually transmitted diseases and methods of contraception. Analyze sexual abuse and sex for sale. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when discussing sexual issues with clients. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Crisis Intervention And Stress Management (10520143)


Explore techniques and approaches to crisis intervention and stress management for providers in the human services field. Determine strategies for initial intervention, diffusion and assessment, resolution and/or referral, with emphasis on safety. Explore physiological processes regarding the short and long term approach to stress. Determine secondary traumatization, burnout and remediation techniques. Evaluate critical incident debriefing. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found with crisis intervention and stress management. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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