Rural Human Services Certificate

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Minimum Requirements for Rural Human Services Certificate: 32 credits

Students must earn a C- or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Certificate Requirements
Complete the certificate requirements.7-9
As part of the certificate requirements, complete the following:
Human Relations
Cross-cultural Bridging Skills
and Issues of Personal Development
Rural Human Services Program Requirements
Complete the following:
RHS F120Family Systems I 12
RHS F130Processes of Community Change2
RHS F140Alaska Native Values and Principles1
RHS F150Introduction to Rural Counseling 12
RHS F220Family Systems II 12
RHS F250Rural Counseling II 12
RHS F260Addictions: Intervention and Treatment 12
RHS F265Interpersonal Violence 12
RHS F275Introduction to Recovery and Mental Illness2
RHS F285Case Management 12
RHS F287Rural Human Services Practicum4
RHS F290Grief and Healing 12
Total Credits32-34

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification review board has approved these courses to apply toward certification or recertification of substance abuse counselors in the State of Alaska.

Note: Students spend time in intensive study at selected delivery sites.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and academic efficacy (critical thinking, computation, computer literacy, job-related work experience, interpersonal skills) necessary for entry-level human service professionals
  • Be exposed to best practices in current and emerging topics within areas such as chemical dependency, behavioral health, case management, family and social issues
  • Be well prepared for further study leading to an associate degree and/or be satisfactorily employed in a human services setting and/or providing services within their community
  • Qualify/meet most of the qualifications for CDC I occupational endorsement and Behavioral Health Aide II certification