Explore our Youth Development Professional Certificate

The human services profession is undergoing changes as rehabilitation efforts shift toward prevention, early intervention and developing healthy children, families and communities. This certificate prepares para-professionals to work in this dynamic field and focus on working with children and youth.

Continuing Your Education

This certificate transfers to our Social and Human Services A.S. Degree, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.



As the human services industry moves toward more community-based services, there will be an increasing demand for trained human services professionals. Professionals with technical and interpersonal skills that can address social, emotional and cognitive problems will remain in demand. Employment in private agencies is expected to grow, as governments continue to contract out services to the private sector to cut costs.


  • Human development stages
  • Community outreach practices
  • Behavior modification and management
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Best practices

Youth Development Professional Certificate Curriculum

View Youth Development Professional Certificate curriculum