Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate
The Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of anti-trafficking efforts and promising practices. The courses are aligned with the 4 P’s model of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership adopted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons, while including a 5th P: Policy. Taught by practitioner-experts in the subject matter, these 13 courses provide novices and professionals with the knowledge to identify roles, promising practices, and strengthen community efforts to combat all aspects of human trafficking and exploitation.
Study the issues, make a difference.
Who should apply?
The AHT Certificate courses are designed for front line responders of all types, students and the faith based community. People wanting a thorough, broad understanding of human trafficking and exploitation are welcome, as well.
The online platform allows for asynchronous learning which, in turn, adapts to your busy schedule. Most of our student are working professionals, so the online format allows for students to work full time and still get accredited courses in human trafficking with minimum impact to your personal and family life.
What is our non-credit version?
We are offering non-credited courses to students who have graduated from the AHTC program previously and are interested in expanding their understanding of human trafficking through further course work. This program will have all the same instructors, the same curriculum, and the same course length. However, each course taken will not have any college units and the cost for the course will be significantly reduced: $399 per course.
Build a career foundation.
The courses are built to supplement understanding for a variety of careers involving victim services, law enforcement, education & training, and missionary work. Many of our students are working in the anti-human trafficking field, or move on to work in the anti-human trafficking field. However, you can take the courses to gain a broader and more thorough understanding of human trafficking and exploitation issues, as well.
CAREERS THAT BENEFIT:
- Law enforcement
- Social workers
- Faith-based organizations
- Victims services
- School counselor
- Nurse/Doctor/Medical Services
- Victim/Legal Advocate
- Supply Chain Ethical Management
New classes begin every eight weeks online.
There are a number of ways to finance your Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate. Students may receive institutional scholarships, potential tuition reimbursement, or may cover the majority or all of their costs through the loans the Federal Government offers.
- Current Tuition Costs.
- Academic Scholarships: Vanguard University offers academic scholarships based on your cumulative undergraduate GPA.
- Apply for Aid: follow the steps to apply for financial aid.
- Federal Loans: most graduate students qualify for federal unsubsidized student loans of $20,500 per academic year.
- Affiliate Partners: employees of our affiliate partners may be eligible for a 10% tuition discount.
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement: contact your employer to see if they provide assistance.
Students are encouraged to apply at any time as classes start every eight weeks. The priority application deadline is three weeks prior to a class start.
In each accelerated class, you can expect to complete approximately 15-20 hours of coursework each week.
- Typically students complete the program in 1.5 years.
- Students may also complete the courses alongside another degree/program and complete the program in four years.
Our courses are instructed by expert practitioners who are currently working in the anti-trafficking field as law enforcement, social workers, or aftercare services. They are deeply committed to our mission of equipping students and professionals in their respective fields. One reason that mission has been consistently fulfilled is that the professors bring to the program a wide variety of academic training, interests, and experience.