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Human Services Management

Program Under Development (individual courses currently available)


The Human Services Management Essentials program prepares professionals to take advantage of leadership opportunities and enhance their personal and professional development. This program is designed to prepare health and human services professionals with the knowledge and resources required to successfully transition from direct services (micro level) to organizational management (macro level). Students will gain a deeper understanding of the factors driving consumer demands and the complex challenges impacting the workforce. They will gain foundational knowledge and develop skills in the areas of administration, budget management, grant and funding development, service integration, strategic planning, and community collaboration. To meet the growing demand for highly skilled human services leaders, this program places emphasis on the development of interpersonal skills and management competencies. Participants are provided with opportunities to assess and test their management aptitude and practice their skills in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Who Should Enroll

The Human Services Management Essentials program is geared toward professionals seeking advancement or promotion into a management position or those who find themselves in a management or supervisory role at an agency or organization yet have not had formal management training or leadership experience. The information in this certificate program can be applied to the pursuit of advancement in any workplace environment, be it public, private, or non-profit.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for medical and health services managers.

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Median Salary
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $129k)

Program Benefits

  • Creates a pathway for upward mobility and diverse work experiences
  • Helps you stand out in the job market and interviewing process
  • Boost your confidence in managing employee challenges
  • Demonstrates your competency and awareness of the skills needed to manage a human services organization
  • Demonstrates your commitment to professional development and shows that your goals are in alignment with current trends.
  • Equips you with strategies for managing workforce and organizational challenges

Course Schedule

Required Course

Title Winter Spring Summer Fall
Human Services Management Essentials (3 units)
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Academic Calendar

Event Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Registration Begins Jan 24 Apr 24 Jul 17 Oct 23
Courses Begin* (week of) Mar 30 Jun 22 Sep 21 Jan 4
Courses End* (week of) Jun 8 Sep 7 Dec 7 Mar 15
Parking Permits Expire Jun 30 Sep 30 Dec 31 Mar 31
Administrative Holidays Mar 27, May 25 Jul 3, Sep 7 Nov 11, Nov 26-27, Dec 24-25, Dec 31 Jan 1, Jan 18, Feb 15

*Actual dates may vary by program.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.