Advancing global and local initiatives against human trafficking

Human Trafficking is a global issue that is often misunderstood. There is a misconception that it is uncommon in the United States and that it won’t affect us or our loved ones. This course aims to educate students around these myths to make a difference in our communities. Prosecution in trafficking cases can take up to four years from the time of the initial crime, so helping to recognize and prevent trafficking, while learning how to support survivors are important aspects of this course.

Designed to equip you with the knowledge of human trafficking law, students will gain an understanding of how to identify human trafficking and necessary skills to become part of the solution of taking the lead in the fight against human trafficking globally and locally. We will examine ways in which human trafficking overlaps and intersects with community efforts underway in the name of immigrant rights, domestic violence, child welfare and labor rights.

This course serves as an ideal starting point for those eager to pursue careers in public health and can stack into a MSU Denver credential or degree.

Flexible schedule

Course can be completed in 4-8 weeks and is self-paced online.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

Gain a competitive edge.

Career pathways after taking the Human Trafficking course

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

Human Trafficking ROI Graphic

After taking the course, you can immediately enter the workforce or continue onto a degree through MSU Denver and increase your earning potential.

Pathway 1: Complete the Human Trafficking course and immediately enter the workforce.

  • The median salary is $32,000 a year.

Pathway 2: Expand your learning and add an Undergraduate High Risk Youth Studies Certificate to your resume.

  • The median salary is $35,000 a year.

Pathway 3: Continue your education by earning a bachelor’s degree in related fields at MSU Denver. The Human Trafficking course can count toward required courses in Human Services, Criminal Justice, or Social Work. Potential jobs include: prosecutors, victim advocates (PDs), victim services, detention center counselor, Social Workers, trauma counselors, family therapists, or crisis intervention counselors.

It’s important to note that counseling and support for human trafficking victims involves a combination of these professionals to provide comprehensive care and support personalized to an individual’s unique needs.

  • The median salary is $50,200 a year.

About the Human Trafficking course: Education and advocacy

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