Bakersfield College

Human Services

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.

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.

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.

Total Units: 15

Required Courses

Course # Name 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