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Veterans Counseling Certificate Program Requirements

This certificate is designed for counselors, social workers, and other practicing human service professionals seeking specialized training to meet the unique needs and complex issues of military and veteran populations in the United States. Paraprofessionals looking for entry-level job opportunities also can benefit from the training this certificate offers.  Students study the assessment and treatment of military-related psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, traumatic brain injury and family counseling in military families.  Students who wish to obtain an AA in Transfer Studies may subsequently apply these credits toward the degree.

Range of Occupations

  • Mental health worker
  • Group home/residential counselor
  • Treatment aide or counselor for persons with traumatic brain injury
  • Case manager
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Job coach

Entrance Requirements

  • The first step is to attend an information session or complete the online information session. These informal sessions cover admission and academic requirements, the application and selection process, curriculum, and career opportunities.
  • Eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG 121.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in all human services and fieldwork courses.

Certificate Requirements: 21 credits

HUS 101 - Human Service and Addiction Counseling Ethics in Practice (3)
HUS 140 - Topics in Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Co-Occurring Disorders (3)
HUS 230 - Family Counseling in Military and Veteran Populations (3)
HUS 231 - Assessment of Psychological Trauma in Military and Veteran Populations (3)
HUS 232 - Treatment of Psychological Trauma in Military and Veteran Populations (3)
HUS 233 - Traumatic Brain Injury in Military and Veteran Populations (3)
HUS 275 - Human Services Practicum (3)

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