Empower Everyone in Your Community

NOTE: This program has been sunset. If you are currently enrolled in the program, you may complete your coursework according to the planned schedule of offerings that was emailed to you. We are no longer accepting applications for new students.

Homelessness now ranks as a top concern of residents throughout California. With increasing resources devoted to addressing homelessness, government agencies and nonprofit organizations alike face challenges in building staff with the expertise essential to driving positive results. In concert with subject-matter experts, we have developed this certificate program to equip you with the tools you need to succeed in this demanding field. Whether you have a background in social work, public benefits, health and mental health, criminal justice, or urban planning, this program will provide a holistic view of the crisis of homelessness, the diverse and unique needs of homeless people, and the array of policies and programs designed to help them.

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    Est. Tuition $2,600

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 9 months *

    *Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
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    Total Units 13 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (13 Units )
Working with the Homeless PopulationThis course provides an overview of homelessness, the factors contributing to it, historical and current best practice solutions, and best practices in engaging those in various homeless situations.
3 Units
Identifying and Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and AdultsThis course consists of four modules designed to increase awareness of human trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adults.
1 Units
Faces of HomelessnessDespite the Federal Government's claims of national prosperity, nearly 1.
2 Units
Mental Health Issues in the Homeless PopulationThis course is a comprehensive study and exploration of the overall homelessness problem in the United States, including a historical overview of the problem.
3 Units
Effective Case Management: Connecting to the Homeless CommunityThis course covers the basic principles of effective case management with individuals experiencing homelessness or marginal housing.
2 Units
Introduction to Substance Use and AbuseThis course is a comprehensive introductory study, and exploration of behavioral health and substance use and abuse.
2 Units

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