Human Services Certificate (HSC)


Note: the Human Services Certificate is not admitting new students at this time.

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 1LecLabCredits
ADC 100Drugs in Society 303
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology 303
Semester 2  
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 303
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology 303
SWK 110Introduction to Social Work 303
Semester 3  
COMM 110Public Speaking 303
SOC 200Race, Ethnicity, and Minorities 303
SWK 200Social Welfare Policy 303
Semester 4  
SWK 205Case Management for Human Services Professionals 303
SWK 215Human Services Practicum 172
XXX XXX Social Science Elective    3
Total Credits:  31735


Social Science Elective
CRJ 102Juvenile Delinquency3
CRJ 105Introduction to Criminal Justice3
SOC 130Sociology of Aging3

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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