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Adult Home Administration

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


For students who are currently working in or wish to pursue employment in adult home facilities. This program fulfills some of Virginia’s requirements for certification in Adult Home Administration.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information. Persons entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks, as well as a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. These tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3  
HMS 106 Working with Death and Dying 3 SOC 246, PSY 116
HMS 236 Gerontology 3 MEN 121, MEN 122
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
HMS 225 Functional Family Intervention 3 HMS 250, SOC 215, SOC 268
MEN 101 Mental Health Skill Training I 3 HMS 121, MEN 198
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 BUS 111, BUS 165, BUS 200
Total Credits 9  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
MEN 102 Mental Health Skill Training II 3 HMS 227, MEN 198, HMS 225
MEN 190 Coordinated Practice 3 MEN 290. See Notes 3 and 4.
MEN 196 On-Site Training 3 MEN 296. See Notes 3 and 4.
Total Credits 9  
Total Credits For Program 27  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100, MEN 101 and MEN 102) in order to remain in the program
  2. This program is in compliance with State of Virginia requirements for certification in Adult Home Administration.
  3. MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites and must be taken in the same semester. All students who plan to pursue a degree or certification in Human Services are required to complete a 100 hour internship. Students will secure their own internship sites prior to the start of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes or their MEN 290 and MEN 296 classes.  All internships must be approved by the Human Services and Mental Health Program chair.
  4. Students who are 18 years of age or younger may not be able to secure an internship. Should students be unable to secure an internship, they will be unable to complete the requirements of the Human Services degree and therefore be unable to graduate.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester, Godwin Hall, G108) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian, Hamel Hall, H206).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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