Human Services Certificate Program
AA in Human Services, Concentration in Family Studies
AA in Human Services, Concentration in Substance Abuse

Human Services

Tackling issues that can change lives and promoting positive choices is at the heart of the Human Services certificate and degrees. By learning a broad range of skills, you will be prepared to improve personal situations through guidance, counseling and advocacy. You can concentrate in areas like family studies, substance abuse or family studies and help individuals and families be healthier and happier. You will be prepared to jump into advanced programs such as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and careers such as social work, counseling or other areas where you are meeting and supporting human needs.

About

UNM-Gallup Human Services

HS student

The 30 credit hour Certificate in Human Services introduces students to the Human Services field, enhances a student’s ability to obtain or maintain employment in a Human Services or related field, and provides a foundation for further study in Human Services.

The 68 credit hours Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Human Services prepares students to work with diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities and to pursue further study in social work or a related field. Students have the option of focusing on one of the two concentrations: Family Studies, and Substance Abuse.

Courses earned for the AA degree in Human Services will be accepted toward the baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW) from the following CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accredited programs: Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University and Western New Mexico University

Please consult with your advisor for current transferability information.

Students

Information for Current and Future Students

Human Services Certificate Program

All 30 credit hours earned in the Certificate in Human Services can be applied towards completion of the Associate of Arts degree in Human Services that offers concentrations in Family Studies and Substance Abuse.


Download the Human Services Certificate Program Document


AA Human Services, Concentration in Family Studies

The concentration in Family Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the well-being and healthy development of individuals and families over the life span. Cultural competency in family life education and the role of human services providers builds a foundation for further study in social work or a related field or entry work in human services. Students interested in transferring to the B.S. in Family and Child studies at UNM, please visit the following link: https://coe.unm.edu/departments-programs/ifce/family-child-studies/undergraduate-programs.html


Course Requirements of AA Human Services, Concentration in Family Studies


AA Human Services, Concentration in Substance Abuse

The concentration in Substance Abuse allows students to apply for licensure as a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA) provided they possess the qualifications and requirements established by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. Students interested in the LSAA are strongly encouraged to meet with the Human Services faculty to review the qualifications and documentation required for licensure. Students should meet with the Human Services faculty upon successful completion of HS 101 to ensure students meet licensure requirements.


Course Requirements of AA Human Services, Concentration in Substance Abuse


Faculty

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Sylvia Andrew

Sylvia Andrew

Professor

(505) 863-7549
sandrew@unm.edu