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Human Services Academic Certificate

Our Human Services academic certificate program will prepare you to work in the behavioral health and human service fields. You will learn how to demonstrate a basic set of helping skills (warmth, empathy, reflective listening) needed for entry-level employment in human service agencies, work as a culturally sensitive ethical practitioner, demonstrate a stronger sense of self resulting from personal growth experiences, and use critical thinking and writing skills needed for working with clients. You will also do one practicum, which may be completed at your place of employment. Along with the core helping skills, you will be introduced to job-specific helping courses in fields of practice such as addictions, disabilities, gerontology or youth work. 

Degree Options

Upon receiving your academic certificate, you may enter the workforce or your courses may be applied to the Behavioral Health/Human Services associate's degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

Career Options

  • Social and human service assistant
  • Community and social service specialists
  • Personal and home care aides
  • Counselor aides and mental health technicians