Apr 21, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

Human Services Certificate

Students interested in careers in human services or social work can elect to take several core courses toward their Associate of Arts Degree that prepare them for working with people in a variety of areas. Skills emphasized in these courses include interviewing, development of needs assessment, accessing community resources, and counseling. The Human Services courses prepare students for entry-level jobs or for transfer to a four-year degree program. Areas of employment include public and private state  agencies, treatment centers for a variety of issues, group homes, and supported living and work programs for consumers with disabilities. The Human Services Club provides opportunities for students to explore the field by interacting with people working in the profession.

Career Opportunities

  • Social Work Associate
  • Case Aide
  • Parent-skill Worker
  • Family Support Advocate
  • Residential Treatment Associate
  • Long-term Care Facility Associate
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Youth Counselor

Upon successful completion of the Human Services curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate.