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Housing & Social Services Provider I

Short-Term Certificate

This two part, 25 credit stackable certificate program provides basic and foundational concepts and skills to current providers in the housing and social service sector.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: 2
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available
12.0 - 13.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

  • Demonstrate acquired professional skills such as critical thinking, decisionmaking, and appropriate client interaction through effective oral and written communication.
  • Recognize and integrate the inherent values of equity and diversity through practical application.
  • Examine, analyze, and implement the values, attitudes, regulations, and codes of ethics that regulate housing and social service providers.
  • Explain the inherent connection between social welfare policies, and homelessness.
  • Acquire the basic computer and technical skills required for effective housing and social services provision.
  • Identify resources for housing and social service clients.

Generic Description for Career information for all programs

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $1,392.60 - $1,508.65
  • NonResident Cost : $1,575.24 - $1,706.51
  • International Student Cost : $3,589.44 - $3,888.56

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job.

ENGL 105 3.0

Credit range: 1 - 3
Total required credits: 1 - 2

Assists new students in their adjustment to community college. Includes goal-setting, self-motivation skills, identifying college resources, personal development and general study hints.

HDC 101 2.0

Provides an overview of the social and human services field from the perspective of the individual human services worker. Explores societal conditions, assumptions, and needs that impact delivery of services. Includes discussion of areas of knowledge, professional values, and skills. Examines the characteristics of the human services agency, including professional roles, career opportunities, and challenges.

SHS 100 5.0

Designed for the beginning social and human services student, this course provides basic academic, professional, and personal skills vital for academic success. Defines social and human services with a focus on critical thinking, professionalism, time management, learning communities, and the use of campus resources. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL&099 and MATH087/MATH091. Co-req: SHS100.

SHS 101 2.0