Bakersfield College

Human Services

Job Skills Certificate

The Human Service Job Skills Certificate emphasizes classroom instruction as well as hands-on-experience through interning with community human services agencies. The field of human services is very broad. It is concerned with meeting human needs and improving the overall quality of people’s lives. The field is interdisciplinary, meaning that knowledge from a variety of other fields of study is applied to the overall goal of helping people.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Human Services Job Skills Certificate.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 15 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives, theories, methods and core concepts of the behavioral sciences.
  • Explain the major problems and issues in the disciplines in their contemporary, historical and geographical contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an ability to describe the contributions and perspectives of women, ethnic and other minorities and Western and non-Western peoples. 

Total Units: 15


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
ENGL B50 Introduction to College Composition 4.0
HMSV B40 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
HMSV B5 Human Services Internship 2.0
SOCI B1 Introduction to Sociology 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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