Human Services Certificate (HUSR)

(CIP Code 440000)

35 Semester Hours

The Human Services Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to become service providers in a variety of human services areas, particularly in the health, wellness, and recovery fields. The program will teach the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of clients in a variety of settings and expose students to intervention techniques for working with individuals and groups. Students will complete a semester of field placement at a human service agency in the area.


Prior to HUS 250 students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 303

HUS 102 Personal and Professional Development in the Helping Professions 303

PSY 201 General Psychology 303



CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

HUS 110 Orientation to Human Services 101

HUS 209 Case Management 303

HUS 216 Behavior Change Techniques 303

HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 303



HUS 235 Group Dynamics 303

HUS 237 Crisis Intervention 303

HUS 250 Supervised Field Placement I 491



35932Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services

Program Contact

Nelligan, Lisa Department Chair, Human Services