The community needs more social and human services workers. Help fulfill the industry demand by earning a career studies certificate in Youth Development.
The curriculum includes courses about the juvenile justice system, youth engagement, counseling and more. There's also an opportunity for a coordinated internship in the human services field. In addition to a career studies certificate in Youth Development, Thomas Nelson offers Benefits Program Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant and Youth Development career studies certificate programs as well as an associate degree in Human Services.
Graduates of this program will be qualified for jobs that involve working with youth in the community. Thomas Nelson also offers other programs in the Human Services industry, including an associate of applied science in Human Services and Benefits Program Specialist and Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant career studies certificates. The employment opportunities in this field are vast and expected to grow as the elderly population grows and the needs of impaired populations continue to increase. Explore options in fields such as social work, counseling, mental health care and more. Graduates with experience in this field become:
- drug and alcohol rehabilitation technicians
- nursing home aides
- community development assistants
- counseling or social service assistants
- childcare workers
- eligibility interviewers for government programs
- mental health counselors
- human service assistants
- substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
- teacher assistants
- case management aides
- adult daycare workers
For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.