Choose a rewarding career working with children, adolescents and their families!

NSCC’s Child/Youth Advocate Certificate provides the academic foundation and hands-on field placement training for students to successfully start a career working with children, adolescents and their families in treatment settings such as schools, community agencies, residential programs, hospitals and family homes. There is a high demand for human service practitioners today in agencies that serves this population and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that human service careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States. For students interested in continuing their education, courses in this program count towards NSCC’s Human Services Practitioner Associate in Science degree.



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NSCC’s Child/Youth Advocate certificate program offers courses during the fall, and spring semesters.

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NSCC’s Child/Youth Advocate certificate program is Open Admissions. You may apply to start in the fall or spring semesters. There is no fee to apply to this program.

Here are the required courses for NSCC’s Child/Youth Advocate certificate program.

Students graduating from this program will gain a wide array of skills to prepare them for their career.

The total tuition and General and Technology Fees for In-state Residents without financial aid is $6,021 for the 27 credits Child/Youth Advocate certificate (fees vary by program).

Books and course materials, transportation, and health insurance expenses are not included in the tuition and fee costs.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to increase fees without prior notice. The MA Board of Higher Education reserves the right to increase tuition without prior notice.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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