Feb 26, 2024
The Human Services certificate prepares students for employment as group residence workers, neighborhood outreach workers, social casework assistants and other similar positions. In many instances, human service workers are employed under the supervision of a social worker, or in some cases a psychologist. Employment opportunities exist in such areas as day care, nursery school education, mental health, group and community work at the public and private levels.
- Entry level skills for employment in social services agencies
- Entry level competencies in skills to work with organizations, communities, groups, families and individuals
- Ability to work collaboratively in groups
- Clear and effective communication skills
- Appreciation for adhering to the ethics and integrity of the social services profession
and One of the Following Three Courses
Total Credits: 25
† Throughout this catalog, this symbol means that a pre-requisite is required. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section.
SL: This course requires students to conduct 25 hours of service learning. Please consult with an academic counselor or contact the program coordinator for more details.
All courses taken in this certificate program can lead to our associate degree in Social Services.
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See Becoming Connecticut State Community College for more detail about this exciting transition!