2002-2003 UAF Catalog
Degrees and Programs
Rural Human Services
College of Rural Alaska
Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5440
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-5602Certificate
Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 Credits
This one-year program facilitates development of strong and healthy rural Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. Developed for village-based human service providers preparing to be natural helpers/healers in their communities, the program provides entry-level training for village-based public, private and volunteer human service organizations.
Drawing extensively on resource people from the Native community, curriculum content and delivery reflects a strong multicultural orientation that validates, incorporates, and builds on Native values and principles.
Courses are offered through a series of four training sessions. Each session lasts three weeks. Students spend the time in intensive study at selected delivery sites. A practicum and electives round out the program.
Admission is open to all individuals employed by a regional Native health corporation or local entity providing delivery of village-based human services, or individuals recognized by their communities as natural helpers/healers. A high school diploma or GED and/or previous training or work experience in the delivery of village-based human services is recommended but not required.
1. Complete the certificate requirements.
a. Complete 1 of the following courses:
* The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Review Board has aproved these courses toward certificatioin or recertification of Substance Abuse Counselors in the state of Alaska.
** Students must demonstrate proficiency in English through documented satisfactory completion of a college level English composition course, completion of the ASSET test with recommended placement in a college level English class, or through satisfactory completion of 3 credits of appropriate Developmental English or Business English.
Note: Students spend the time in intensive study at selected delivery sites.