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Human Services Specialist, Certificate of Achievement


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JJC Program Code: SS221

ICCB Program Code: SSCI 0201

Certificate of Achievement-Must complete with a minimum GPA of 2.75

The Associate of Applied Science degree and the Certificate of Achievement in Human Services will provide students with a broad base of knowledge through an interdisciplinary curriculum. Individuals seeking employment or career mobility in helping professions or other community-based organizations require a knowledge base which includes skills in prevention, disability awareness, and issues of domestic violence, along with courses that will build problem solving skills and strengthen one’s ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Graduates will not only provide direct client care but also serve in advocacy roles. A credential in Human Services will increase credibility among social and human service professionals.

Total Required Hours: 39 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Name: Patricia Katralis Name: Heidi Munsey Name: Heidi Munsey
E-mail: pkatrali@jjc.edu E-mail: hmunsey@jjc.edu E-mail: hmunsey@jjc.edu
Phone: 815-280-2982 Phone: 815-280-7705 Phone: 815-280-7705

 

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