Northwest Community College

Human Services Certificate

Mission | Faculty | Coursework
Mission
The Human Services certificate is a career program designed for students seeking to develop skills necessary for employment in the field of Human Services. All courses transfer to the Associate Degree in Human Services. The student is provided with the knowledge and experience needed for immediate employment as a paraprofessional in a variety of positions in casework, probation, mental health, geriatric counseling, welfare, mental retardation and other settings which require similar skills.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
♦ Counselor in a Residential Treatment Center
♦ Case manager with a welfare department
♦ Health care worker in a nursing home
♦ Direct worker with the physically and mentally challenged
♦ Probation counselor
♦ Youth services worker
♦ Drug/Alcohol counselor aid
♦ Group home supervisor
♦ Transfer to a baccalaureate program in Human Services or Social Work

Faculty
Charles Kelly, ckelly@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6353

Coursework
SEMESTER 1
HSE* 101 Introduction to Human Services - 3 credits 
PSY* 111 General Psychology I - 3 credits 
PSY* 104 Psychology of Adjustment - 3 credits 
SEMESTER 2
HSE* 202 Introduction to Counseling/Interviewing - 3 credits 
HSE* 203 Theories of Counseling - 3 credits 
HSE* 281 Human Services Field Work I - 3 credits 
SEMESTER 3
HSE* 235 Professional & Ethical Issues in Human Services - 3 credits 
HSE* 282 Human Services Field Work II - 3 credits 
PSY* 245 Abnormal Psychology - 3 credits 
TOTAL CREDITS 27

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