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2008-2009 College Catalog 
2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

High Risk Youth Studies Certificate

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The 16-hour Certificate of Completion in High Risk Youth Studies meets the need for a comprehensive learning opportunity for those persons who wish to expand their base of knowledge about current practices for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of high risk youth in a wide variety of high risk youth practice settings.

In order to qualify for the Certificate of Completion in High Risk Youth Studies, the student must complete an application verifying clinical or volunteer experience working with youth at risk. Contact the Center for High Risk Youth Studies (CHRYS) in the Human Services Department at 303-556-2951 for more information.

Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail.

Total hours for certificate: 16


*If a student has a specific need to learn a language other than Spanish, he or she may substitute another language course for these two hours with the approval of the Director of the Center for High Risk Youth Studies. Students may substitute MDL 1610, American Sign Language I, or other language courses as relevant. If a student already possesses the necessary language proficiencies described (as demonstrated by an oral or demonstration examination with appropriate languagerelated faculty) he or she may elect to substitute two semester hours of upper division human services course work for this requirement.

**A three semester hour elective in a related subject area to be selected by the student in consultation with an HSP/CHRYS advisor. Note that CJC 3350, Seminar in Delinquency Causation, Prevention and Control, is recommended, but other courses may be included as part of the certificate of completion as relevant to the individual student’s needs and career goals and interests.

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