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Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling: Youth WorkerChild Care Center Teacher Career Pathways Certificate
Restricted Entry
Certificate Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016*

*Information regarding the requirements for this Restricted Entry program is available by accessing the Admission Requirements page.

MHCC Faculty Advisers
Leslie Allen: 503-491-7178
Room AC 2765
Leslie.Allen@mhcc.edu


Dr. Ann Bonner: 503-491-7425
Room AC 2771
Ann.Bonner@mhcc.edu

Kathleen Hannigan-McNamara: 503-491-7403
Room AC 2774
Kathleen.Hannigan-McNamara@mhcc.edu

For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.

The Youth Worker certificate program is designed for people who have a high school diploma, associate degree or bachelor degree and want to work with youth. A one-year sequence of courses, it is designed to prepare the entry-level youth worker for employment in youth serving agencies. Course work is theory and experiential-based.

The certificate can be completed in one year by attending classes during the day or a combination of day and evening/weekend courses. Students may elect to attend part time. Students may also elect to take selected courses from the certificate program listing.

Students who complete this certificate may work in community justice programs, addictions, residential care and in some recreational and community facilities.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the values and ethics that are intrinsic to the human services profession
  • Demonstrate professional interviewing skills
  • Demonstrate writing skills appropriate to clinical documentation

Students interested in this program must apply for and be accepted into the Mental Health, Social Service and Addictions Counseling program. Within the application materials, applicants need to designate the Youth Worker Certificate as their major. Students can obtain the application materials on our website at mhcc.edu/LRadmissions. Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256.

Students who complete this certificate program have the option of continuing their coursework toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mental Health, Social Service and Addictions Counseling. Most certificate coursework will apply toward the degree.

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HS101 Introduction to Social Services
3
HS111 Interviewing Skills I
2
HS141 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances
3
HE208 HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
1
PSY235 Human Development I: Prenatal - Late Childhood
3
12
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HS112 Interviewing Skills II
2
HS150 The Effective Helper, A Personal Skills Approach
3
HS151 Motivational Interviewing
1
WR121 English Composition
4
Related Elective
2-3
12-13
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HS113 Interviewing Skills III: Cross Cultural
3
HS291 Practicum Seminar
2
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 3, ‡
4
WE280HS_ Cooperative Education Internship
4
13
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HS225 Group Counseling Theory and Practice I
3
HS291 Practicum Seminar
2
WE280HSD Cooperative Education Internship
4
Related Elective
1-3
10-12
Total Credits 47-50
Related Electives
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
CJA230 Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Justice Process (F)
3
HE261 CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Su/F/W/Sp)
1
HS153 Principles of Youth Development (F)
3
HS154 Juvenile Risk Assessment1 (Sp)
3
HS222 Diagnosis and Treatment: Clinical Disorders (W)
3
HS223 Diagnosis and Treatment: Personality Disorders (Sp)
2

1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

Program Web Link: www.mhcc.edu/MentalHealth

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