Jan 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 part of a career ladder leading toward the Associate Degree in Human Services/Social Work Transfer. 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, community organizing, day care centers, educational settings, community health settings, work with the elderly, correctional facilities, substance abuse programs, and with those individuals who may have emotional, physical, or developmental disabilities.



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.

Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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