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Housing & Social Services Provider II

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

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, decision making, 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 : $1,508.65
  • NonResident Cost : $1,706.51
  • International Student Cost : $3,888.56

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduction to social welfare policy, social justice, and systems. Emphasis on social welfare policies, systems, and services designed to respond to social issues: public welfare, child welfare, mental health, chemical dependency, aging, poverty, health, disabilities, and corrections.

SHS 103 5.0

Intro to beginning-level interviewing and counseling skills in multicultural settings. Demonstration of human services values and knowledge of diverse populations' needs through counseling techniques: developing relationships; identifying problems, solutions, and goals; and evaluating progress.

SHS 106 5.0

Examines U.S. society and the diversity within it, as well as the effects of societal structures on clients. Topics include an overview of general principles of cultural diversity and cross-cultural services delivery to individuals from many diverse backgrounds.

SHS 210 3.0