|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Intro to Psychiatric Rehabilitation||PSY233||3||PSY101|
|Pre-Practicum Prep w/Field Experience||HSV116||Spring||3||see note*|
|Case Management in Human Services||HSV118||3||PSY215|
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*Note: The prerequisite for certificate students is ENG111 with a grade of C or better and a minimum of nine credits completed toward the certificate option including, at a minimum, PSY215 and HSV112.
Due to the prerequisite requirements, it may not be possible to complete this certificate program in one year.
This certificate program prepares students for direct service jobs in a specialty area of Human Services – providing services to those with mental illness.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Students completing the certificate qualify for careers serving those with mental illness. Work may take place in social welfare, mental health, or community-based human services organizations. Job outlook is excellent with many agencies offering employment in this area of specialty.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.