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This certificate prepares students for entry- and mid-level entry employment in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, developmentally delayed, and community mental health centers; family, child and youth agencies; and programs concerned with special needs such as alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, homelessness, and aging.
Program Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion, students are prepared to:
- E hoʻala hou a paʻa pono - Portray a respectful attitude harmonizing with place, culture, and diverse perspectives, through a reflection of values and self awareness.
- Ike - Evaluate employment and educational opportunities through a comprehensive awareness of the function of Human Services in the community.
- Malama a paʻa pono - Utilize communication skills and implementation strategies to assess the multiple causes of social issues and concerns.
To receive a certificate, HSER majors must earn a "C" or better in each HSER course.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.
Human Services student Kim Cortez assisting Pahoa High School students about what the Human Services
Program has to offer them at Hawaii community College. This was a Career Opportunity Expo at Sangha Hall.