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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Volunteer Certificate

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Total Credits: 16

Major Number: 5823
CIP Code: 44.0000

Program Description

The Human Services Volunteer Certificate is designed for community members interested in volunteering within a changing metro and global environment. The student will acquire a basic understanding of the concepts, principles, skills, methods and techniques necessary for a volunteer position in communities and agencies.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Prospective students should be aware that a MN Human Services background study with no restrictions may be required for internships and employment. Please contact a program instructor for any questions or concerns about the background study.

Program Requirements

Career/Occupational Requirements

Total Credits: 4

Total Credits: 3

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 3

MnTC Elective Requirements


Total Credits: 6

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Grade of C or higher in all Career/Occupational courses is required.
Grade of C or higher in all specifically designated General Education/MnTC courses is required.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of cultures and communities and skills and values needed to effectively live and work in a diverse global society.
  • Demonstrate strategies for evaluating personal skills, styles and values in the group process to use group work with special populations.
  • Demonstrate helper interventions with a focus on client empowerment and advocacy applied through a skills approach.
  • Identify the impact of disability on clients, their families, and the community.

Program Contact Information

Sheila Gunderson 651.773.1784 Room 2234 East
Kelley Emerson-Quarne 651.747.4075 Room 2300 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 16


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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