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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

At-Risk Youth Practitioner Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


The At-Risk Youth Practitioner certificate program emphasizes the knowledge and necessary skills to promote the well-being of all children and adolescents.  The focus of this program is working with vulnerable/at-risk populations within the context of family and community settings.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate

Program Code


729

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinators:

Behavioral Health Counseling Area of Concentration (AOC) Coordinator:
Ted McCadden, D.Ed., LCADC
443-840-3783 or tmccadden@ccbcmd.edu

Human Services Generalist Area of Concentration (AOC) Coordinator:
Lisa Boone
443-840-4379 or lboone@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence


This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Courses Needed for This Program*


Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*


Note


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description


The Child and Youth Care Practitioner certificate program emphasizes the knowledge and necessary skills to promote the well-being of all children and adolescents.  The focus of this program is working with vulnerable/at-risk populations within the context of family and community settings.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  1. utilize a variety of counseling skills and abilities to function effectively as counselors in a variety of settings;
  2. assess and document a client’s current status and apply basic therapeutic techniques;
  3. develop, prioritize, and implement a plan to address a client’s presenting problem;
  4. conduct themselves professionally and ethically as counselors in culturally-diverse settings; and,
  5. express themselves professionally, both verbally and in writing, to a variety of audiences, including clients, other professionals, and external monitoring agencies.

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