At-Risk Youth Practitioner Certificate, Credit Certificate

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 objectives

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.

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*

Semester Sequence

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:

Ted McCadden, D.Ed., LCADC
443-840-3783 or tmccadden@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Statewide program (Note: The Human Services Generalist Certificate is not designated as a Statewide program.)
  • The Human Services Counseling A.A.S. degree is offered both face to face and fully (100%) online.
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - see Portfolio, Departmental Exam, and DSST Examination. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements
  • Graduates of the Behavioral Health Counseling Area of Concentration are academically eligible to apply for certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor-Alcohol and Drug and will be required to pass the NCAC-1 Exam in their application process.

Courses Needed for This Program*

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.