Professional Certificates

Professional Certificates

A professional certificate from St. Joseph's College can help place you on a career-advancement track, push a change in profession or add value to your workplace and education.

Alcoholism and Addictions Counseling

This 29 credit certificate is designed to prepare health, human services, human resources practitioners and psychology majors to provide counseling and referral services to persons affected by alcoholism, drug abuse and dependency.

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Care Management

This 12 credit program shows students how to organize and provide services to special populations such as the aging, the mentally ill, and the chronically ill. Working closely with families, care managers form the bridge between the client and the services needed. 

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Counseling

This 12 credit certificate is designed to enable Health and Human Services practitioners to apply essential counseling theory and techniques to meet client needs in a variety of institutional settings.

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Criminology/Criminal Justice

The program is geared towards students interested in the field of criminal justice. Students will receive both theoretical and practical exposure to the system, and will develop widely applicable skills in research design and data analysis.

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Gerontology

Designed for adults pursuing various careers in aging, this 12 credit certificate provides gerontological knowledge essential to understanding and serving an older population. This certificate is particularly well suited for professionals who wish to redirect or focus their skills to meet the needs of an aging population.

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Health Care Management

A focused course of study aimed at improving management in the health care area, this 15 credit certificate will provide practitioners with general management principles and will promote financial effectiveness, increased productivity, strategic planning, and quality improvement.

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Health Instruction

This 12 credit certificate is designed to provide health practitioners with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs for health consumers in the hospital and in the community.

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Home Care Administration

This 18 credit certificate is designed to enable health and human services practitioners to direct their institutionally based skills into the rapidly expanding area of home care administration. Drawing heavily on the College’s registered B.S. degree in  Human Services and B.S. degree in Health Administration, this program will respond directly to the acute need for trained administrative personnel in the most rapidly growing area of health care today—home care.

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Hospice

This 15 credit certificate is designed to provide a focused course of study for health and human services practitioners who intend to pursue a career path or perform volunteer duties in a hospice environment. The courses of this certificate will present students with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide hospice services relevant to their professional concentration in both inpatient and home care hospice settings. 

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Human Resources

This certificate has as its purpose the successful management of human resources in support of organizational effectiveness. It is designed to provide specialized study of such personnel management activities as work analysis, staffing, training and development, employee appraisal, compensation enhancement of work environment, and personnel law and labor relations.

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Information Technology Applications

This certificate is designed to educate students in the practical application of computer technology to professional contexts. The curriculum is directed at the practitioner rather than the theorist. Emphasis is on the production of computer-based information gathering, manipulation, and presentation skills. Students will apply current information technology software packages to analyze problems and design solutions.

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Leadership and Supervision

With the option of a business or health emphasis, this 12 credit certificate is designed to improve supervisory and managerial effectiveness. Through selected courses and a case-study orientation, the participants will learn to apply prominent theories and practices in employee management and development to commonly encountered problems and situations.

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Management

This 28 credit certificate has been designed to educate adults for the management of organizations in the business, non-profit, or public sector; the latter includes the operations of the Federal, state, and local government.

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Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

This 12 credit certificate has been developed to provide essential knowledge and skills in the interrelated areas of marketing, advertising, and public relations. There are two components to the certificate program. The first is composed of three required courses, and the second is an elective course which enables students to direct their learning in support of their professional objectives.

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Training and Staff Development

This 12 credit certificate is designed to prepare practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate education and training programs in a variety of institutional settings. Courses taken for the Certificate in Training and Staff Development may be applied toward the B.S. in Human Services, Health Administration, General Studies, or Organizational Management.

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