The Human Services certificate/major is a performance-based training program designed to prepare students for employment in the field of human services/social services. The certificate/major provides an overview of local human services agencies including fieldwork in the student’s emphasis of choice. Coursework meets many of the lower division requirements for advanced degrees in related fields.

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Counseling Programs


Counseling Job Market

Typical Position
Salaries per year*
Substance Abuse and Behavioral disorders counselor
Mental health counselors
Rehabilitation counselors
Social and Human services assistants

*Information from the California Employment Development Department Survey of Santa Rosa-Petaluma Metropolitan Statistical Area (Sonoma County), Occupational Employment Projections, 2006 – 2016: