Human Services Certification


Your pathway to online degree completion

Next Session Start Date:

Apply by: 06/11/24

Document Deadline: 06/14/24

Confirmation Deadline: 06/21/24

Start Session: 07/01/24

Program Overview

Gain insights into our online Human Services Certification program

A certification in Human Services provides students with general knowledge and skills to work in a diverse range of human and social service organizations. Students develop foundational knowledge and skills to address individual and family issues, and strengthen connections between individuals, family members, and/or members of the community. When taken together with the required MHRT/C certification courses, students need only take SWK 236 Psychosocial Rehabilitation to complete both certifications.

What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Human Services Assistant Competencies
Graduates will be able to:
1. Engage and build rapport with clients from diverse backgrounds, developmental stages, and contexts.
2. Assess, collaboratively plan, and document clients’ current status and goals.
3. Work collaboratively and inclusively with a diverse range of clients and colleagues.
4. Demonstrate ethical practice through the use of ethical decision-making models, and adherence to relevant codes of ethics.
5. Explain the influence of the environmental context and the role of policy to enhance wellbeing.

Human Services Assistant Certification (18 Credits)
• SWK 236-Psychosocial Rehabilitation
• SWK 202-Ethics in the Helping Profession
• SWK 309-Case management-online distance
• SWK 105-Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Inclusion
• SWK 300-Social Welfare Policy
• SWK 381 Crisis Intervention

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition

12 months**

Duration

120

Credit Hours

UMPI is ranked #4 among the Most Innovative Schools, Regional Colleges North – U.S. News & World Report, 2020

“I have an extensive work and business background. The flexibility of completing my degree online and at my own pace and convenience was exactly what I needed.”

-Perry Leavey, UMPI YourPace Online Student


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Email us at umpi-yourpace@maine.edu

Or call 207-768-9433

Calendar

Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

TermApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineConfirmation DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineStart DateClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 202/06/2402/09/2402/16/2403/05/2403/07/2403/11/2405/03/248 weeks
Summer 104/02/2404/05/2404/12/2404/30/2405/02/2405/06/2406/28/248 weeks
Summer 206/11/2406/14/2406/21/2406/25/2406/27/2407/01/2408/23/248 weeks
Fall 107/26/2408/02/2408/09/2408/27/2408/29/2409/03/2410/25/248 weeks
Fall 209/20/2409/27/2410/04/2410/22/2410/24/2410/28/2412/20/248 weeks

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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.