November 27, 2017 James Revillini

Human Services

Certificate

Program Coordinator: Charles Kelly, 860.738.6353

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

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. Click here for more details about this merger.

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