Human Services Certificate (HSC)


NOTE: This certificate program is not admitting new students.

The Human Services certificate increases the competitiveness of the student's or graduate's resume. The certificate demonstrates student versatility and breadth of knowledge regarding theoretical perspectives, skills, and competencies needed to enter one of many helping professions, such as Social Work, Criminal Justice, Child Welfare, Psychology, Human Services, or Addiction Treatment and Counseling.

The certificate program, along with an Associate of Arts degree, maximizes student employability and provides a strong foundation for seeking a bachelor’s degree in a human services field.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in a variety of government, private or non-profit settings to help meet the needs of local residents. Many of these positions require a bachelor’s degree, so students must be willing to earn an associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education. However, entry level positions are often available in the aforementioned fields with the preparation provided by the Human Services Certificate.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Activities Coordinator
  • Caseworker Aide
  • Case Manager
  • Head Start Family Services Worker
  • Probation Assistant
  • Social Service Aide

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Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Human Services Certificate (HSC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ADC 100 Drugs in Society 3 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3 0 3
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
Semester 2      
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3 0 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work 3 0 3
Semester 3      
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 0 3
SOC 200 Race, Ethnicity, and Minorities 3 0 3
SWK 200 Social Welfare Policy 3 0 3
Semester 4      
SWK 205 Case Management for Human Services Professionals 3 0 3
SWK 215 Human Services Practicum 1 7 2
XXX XXX Social Science Elective       3
Total Credits:   31 7 35


Social Science Elective  
CRJ 102 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
SOC 130 Sociology of Aging 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Note: The Human Services Certificate is not admitting new students at this time
Marianne Niese, MS, LPCC-S
(513) 217-3712
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