Human Services-Assistance: Public Assistance Eligibility


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Human Services-Assistance: Public Assistance Eligibility program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to meet basic job requirements in federal and state assistance programs. The courses will cover interviewing techniques, referrals, case management, and advanced eligibility determinations issues in medical, food stamps, and aid to families with dependent children.


Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Human Services-Assistance: Public Assistance Eligibility (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Admissions criteria

This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Describe the purpose and scope of assistance programs. (HSA113)
  • Use a computerized eligibility system. (HSA113, HSA116, HSA118, HSA127, HSA131)
  • Explain non-compliance procedures for various types of households. (HSA116)
  • Explain policies and procedures for various types of eligibility determinations and referrals. (HSA116, HSA118, HSA127)
  • Make eligibility determinations. (HSA116, HSA118, HSA127, HSA131)
  • Compare and contrast the various types of application processes. (HSA116, HSA118, HSA131)
  • Explain policies for dealing with various types of changes. (HSA116, HSA118, HSA131)
  • Explain procedures for dealing with special cases. (HSA116, HSA118, HSA131)
  • Summarize the process for completing nutrition assistance renewal interviews. (HSA131)
  • Complete a case analysis on a nutrition assistance application where expenses exceed income. (HSA131)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
HSA113Family Assistance Administration (FAA) Introduction2
HSA116Nutrition Assistance Determination3
HSA118Medical Assistance Determination3
HSA127Nutrition Assistance Procedures2
HSA131Nutrition Assistance Renewals2

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