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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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    Online Start Date
    Oct 19, 2016

    Nov 09

    Online Start Date
    Nov 09, 2016

    Dec 07

    Online Start Date
    Dec 07, 2016

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    Certificate Requirements

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    HN 115: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM AND PROFESSION (5 Credits)

    The course introduces students to the human services field and the Kaplan University human services degree programs. The field of study, skill sets, and the various human service agencies and diverse populations encountered in the field will be discussed. Students will research the human services degree and course offerings along with their professional and personal goals in order to map out their specific degree plan and career goals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    HN 205: APPLIED SKILLS FOR HUMAN SERVICES (5 Credits)

    Students will gain an understanding of the basic interviewing skills and documentation techniques required of a human service worker. Students will learn how to respond to a variety of situations involving clients with different needs and backgrounds, ask probing questions to elicit the required information, and document the client’s needs correctly, considering confidentiality, legal, and ethical implications. The course also addresses a number of other issues critical in human services such as problem solving, avoiding self-disclosure, and cultural sensitivity in verbal and nonverbal communications. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    HN 220: PREVENTION AND CRISIS INTERVENTION (5 Credits)

    You will learn appropriate and ethical prevention and intervention strategies. Using case studies and scenarios, you will identify risk factors that contribute to crises and distinguish between intervention and prevention strategies. Particular attention is given to crises involving youth and families in a variety of settings.

    Prerequisites Required: HN 144

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    SS 144: SOCIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    An understanding of the dynamics of human societies and group behavior is useful for any work environment or professional career. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the discipline of sociology. Students will explore society and social life through the study of language, culture, race and ethnicity, gender, inequality, education, deviance, and sociological theory and methods. Students are also encouraged, through course assignments and discussions, to examine the influences of society on their personal lives.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    HN 330: CASE MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES (6 Credits)

    Students will learn the importance of time management, how to prioritize and organize data, and the skills critical for working effectively with human services clients. Through the use of case studies, students will assess client needs and determine the types of data necessary to ensure the ethical delivery of services. Students will practice essential interviewing skills and explore best practices
    in recording data from these interviews.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    HN 360: THE AGING POPULATION AND SOCIETY (6 Credits)

    This course will focus on the fastest-growing population in the United States. Students will examine research in the field of gerontology and analyze the effects on society of serving the aging population. Topics include the health care system, the economy, legislation and social action, and the media's influence on society's perception of the elderly. Students will analyze the current issues that have shaped ethical interventions for the elderly in a global society.

    Prerequisites Required: HN 144

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    HN 365: PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on developmental research about the psychological characteristics of aging. Students will explore common perceptions and misconceptions about development in later life, as well as the social and biological factors that contribute to the maturation of the aging person. Students will evaluate psychological theories that will aid them in developing ethical interventions.

    Prerequisites Required: HN 144

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 43
    Total Program Credits: 43

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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    Notice to Learning Center Students

    Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.

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    Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.

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