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Youth Services

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Want to assist youth who need to overcome social and economic barriers? Youth services often focus on adolescents suffering from abuse and neglect and those involved in delinquent activities. With your help, these young people can capitalize on their personal strengths and reach their potential.

Earning Potential

You might consider a bachelor's degree in this field. Job growth Is expected to remain steady over the next 10 years. This is a growing field with approximately 30 employers in a 60 mile radius offering employment in youth services.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $47,000 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Child, Family and School Social Worker
  • Youth Care Specialist
  • Treatment Specialist
  • Home Service Aide
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Amazing faculty 

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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About Delta's Program

The Youth Services certificate provides current and future youth care workers with the skills needed to work with juveniles in many different settings. The program is geared toward human services. Study areas focus on family dynamics and juvenile delinquency. We work closely with area agencies that provide youth services such as Wolverine Human Services and Lutheran Child and Family Service. In fact, many employers consult with Delta College faculty regularly to ensure the program is preparing students well for successful youth service careers with their companies.

Program costs

Total credits: 34

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $4,166
Out-district tuition and fees $6,680.50
Books and supplies $2,210

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Laddered certificate program

Youth Services - Certificate of Achievement

Program Code: CSZ.35775


Delta College also offers an entry-level Youth Services Certificate of Achievement. It's called a 'laddered program' because the courses you take here count toward the next step up – the Advanced Certificate.

It's a great way to explore the career field or gain skills to accompany another human services or health care degree.

See program requirements

Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.


80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.

Connie French

"I want to work with youth and help mentor and foster them. My Delta professors really gave me the push to know that I could succeed at what I wanted to be, what I wanted to do."

Connie French
Youth Services graduate
Transferred to SVSU to study Social Work