Human Services

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Gainful employment
Provides training for entry-level human service employment. Also provides opportunities for training those already employed in the field.
Curriculum documents

To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

This is just one way you might complete the Human Services Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Human Services program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
FallSpring
ENG Comp. I
HSV 101
HSV 115
HSV 205
PSY 101
ENG Comp. II
HSV 215
HSV 271
PSY 217
Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
HSV 101
HSV 115
ENG Comp. II
HSV 215
HSV 205
PSY 101
HSV 271
PSY 217

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Work in the human services field or transfer to the Liberal Arts/Human Services Option and prepare to transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

The Human Services program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and degree pathways »

Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

View gainful employment data for the Human Services program