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Youth Services - Advanced Certificate

Want to assist those in need to overcome social and economic barriers? Youth services often focus on adolescents suffering from abuse and neglect and those involved in delinquent activities. With your help, these young people can capitalize on their personal strengths and reach their potential.

About the Program

There are a variety of services provided to youth in Great Lakes Bay Region and Delta’s certificate program will prepare you for careers in this field.

This certificate provides current and future youth care workers with the skills needed to work with juveniles in many different settings. The program is geared toward human services. Study areas focus on family dynamics and juvenile delinquency. We work closely with area agencies that provide youth services such as Wolverine Human Services and Lutheran Child and Family Service. In fact, many employers consult with Delta College faculty regularly to ensure the program is preparing students well for successful careers with their companies.

Careers and Job Outlook

This is a growing field with approximately 30 employers in a 60 mile radius offering employment in youth services.

Job titles include:

  • Social Services Aide
  • Youth Care Worker
  • Youth Care Specialist
  • Treatment Specialist
  • Home Service Aide

The average yearly earnings of a youth care specialist in Michigan is $22,000 - $25,000.

Source: Michigan Department of Career Development, 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates of Michigan Occupational Information System

Find Out More

Have questions or want more information? Contact:

Susan Steiss
Instructor
989-686-9506
suesteiss@delta.edu




Youth Services - Advanced Certificate


Program Code: CSA.35775

This certificate provides current and future youth care workers with the skills needed to work with juveniles in many different settings. The program is geared toward the human services field. Study areas focus on family dynamics and juvenile delinquency.

Required Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
CJ 2503The Juvenile Offender ______________
PSY 211W4General Psychology ______________
PSY 223W3Child Psychology ______________
PSY 225W3Adolescent Psychology ______________
SOC 211W3Principles of Sociology ______________
SOC 212W3Social Problems ______________
SOC 215W3Sociology of Minority Groups ______________
SOC 221W3Marriage and Family ______________
SOC 231W3Cultural Anthropology ______________
SOC 250W3Introduction to Social Work ______________
SOC 300W3Interviewing, Counseling, and the Helping Relationship ______________
34Total Credits





Notes

1 - PSY 300W may be substituted for SOC 300W.
2 - SOC 300W prerequisite: ENG 111 or any approved College Composition I course.
3 - A Grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the certificate.



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