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Youth Development CCC

Youth Development Overview (6387)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education/default.aspx

Program Description

This college credit certificate program is designed to be the first educational step to a professional career in Human Services with emphasis in Youth Services or other positions that are a part of the social services delivery.

This program will focus on broad introductory principles of human services specific to best practices and techniques in youth development. Course work will prepare students to function as youth workers using a youth development approach in community-based, residential, group home and other youth environments. The program examines established quality standards and best practices and their practical application in Youth programming.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

Approximate program length: 18 months.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Dr. Suzie Duff, duffs@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3461.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in social service agencies, government and community agencies, group homes, afterschool programs and educational settings. Some job titles include: Outreach Worker, Recreation Worker, Youth Program Assistant, Family Support Worker, Job Coach, Residential Worker, and Team/Group Facilitator. 

Career Path Notes

Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Human Services.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 18)

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1640Principles of Youth Work (AS)

3 Credits

HUS1620Principles and Best Practices In Afterschool Programs (AS)

3 Credits

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012 and SYG2010: Students will need to provide adequate English and Reading placement test scores or complete ENC1101 before enrolling in this course.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 9)

HUS1640Principles of Youth Work (AS)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012: Students will need to provide adequate English and Reading placement test scores or complete ENC1101 before enrolling in this course.

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 9)

DEP2004Human Growth and Development (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (AA)

3 Credits

HUS1620Principles and Best Practices In Afterschool Programs (AS)

3 Credits

SYG2010: Students will need to provide adequate English and Reading placement test scores or complete ENC1101 before enrolling in this course.

Total Credit Hours: 18