Skip to Content

Community and Public Services Specialist CSS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 30 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

The certificate takes the Social Service Assistant certificate one step further by preparing students to work in a variety of settings.

Program Outcomes

  • Achieve proficiency in the knowledge and understanding of addictive illness
  • Obtain skills in the recognition of issues pertaining to the inmate population
  • Obtain the necessary tools for successful reentry into society
  • Utilize effective oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural and social diversity issues

Career Opportunities

According to national data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2011, employment in the social assistance industry, including community and social service specialist jobs, is projected to grow rapidly through 2018. Community and Social Service Specialist Job Duties typically include working under the supervision of a program director, director of social services, social worker, or similar title.


The inclusion of Mental Health Technology 1130, Introduction to Addictive Illness, provides an opportunity for the student to secure a Chemical Dependency Certified Assistant Certificate after state mandated criteria is met.


Course Title Credits
CJS 1106 Transition Skills 3
CJS 2145 Correctional Case Management 3
CJS 2200 Human Relations, Mediation & Conflict Resolution 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
BIS 1120 (Introduction to Software Applications) OR BIS 1400 (Customer Service) 3
MHT 1130 (Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Preliminary) OR PSY 1100 (General Psychology) OR SOC 1101 (Introduction to Sociology) 3
SOC 2130 (Sociology of Family Violence) OR SOC 2205 (Social Problems) OR CJS 1165 (Corrections) 3
CJS 2111 (Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice) OR SOC 1145 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) 3
MAN 1107 (Foundations of Business) OR MAN 2150 (Management & Organizational Behavior) OR ENG 1131 (Business Writing) 3
LAW 1101 (Business Law) OR SOC 2226 (Criminology) 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.