Jan 16, 2019  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019

Human Services Certificate

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Donna Rowe, 413.552.2029, drowe@hcc.edu


The Human Services Certificate is appropriate for those considering a career change into the Human Services field as well as those in the field who may want to upgrade their skills and knowledge. It is also appropriate as part of a career ladder leading toward the Associate Degree in Human Services. The program offers an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills which will enable individuals to work in a variety of areas. There are specialization courses from which students may select, depending on their areas of interest.

Opportunities in human services are available in human service agencies, community action programs, day care centers, educational settings, in work with the elderly, correctional facilities, substance abuse programs, and with those individuals who may have emotional, physical or developmental problems.


(Select five from the following courses)

Total: 24 CREDITS


Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.

CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks may be required prior to field work and practicum placement and will be conducted by specific agencies in accordance with state regulations. CORI and SORI results are confidential.

Gainful Employment


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