Deeply rooted within the communities and surrounding areas where the program is offered
Students move beyond the classroom by participating in internships available in many of the community-based agencies
Why study Human Services here?
Small class size
Diverse career opportunities in Autism
Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health
Ease of Transfer
Graduates of the Human Services program may be employed in;
Human services agencies that deal with developmental disabilities
Abuse prevention, and substance abuse
Graduates will be prepared for employment in positions such as;
Group home manager
Vocational instructor, and trainer
Residential living counselor
Community living instructor
Supported or independent living specialist coordinator
Family support coordinator
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“ The cornerstone of the human service program are internships, where students can explore different career options utilizing the real-world practical application of academic studies.”- Professor Jayne Barnes
A State Police criminal check is the responsibility of students and may be required for clinical fieldwork and/or employment upon request of an agency.
Applicants who have had difficulty with the law depending on the nature of the problem may not be employable or even eligible for fieldwork. Applicants need to discuss these matters in an interview with the Department Chair to determine future direction.
Prepare students for direct service occupations in human service agencies.
Prepare students for further studies through transfer leading to advanced academic degrees and special certifications.
Provide educational opportunities for personal and professional growth to current human services employees.
Upon the completion of the degree in Human Services, graduates will be able to:
Communicate effectively, including speaking, writing, and listening to express, transmit and interpret knowledge and ideas.
Research and plan to search for specific knowledge and the ability to conceptualize future needs and solutions for meeting those needs.
Use interpersonal skills for resolving, conflict, relating to and helping people, such as empathy, genuineness, self-awareness, patience, etc.
Be competent in formal/informal assessment practices to understand the needs and interests of the participant.
Be competent in defining, discussing, and performing the five basic case management functions: assessment, planning, linking, monitoring, and advocacy.
Identify both personal and professional strengths and weaknesses and engage in appropriate self-development activities.
Describe the roles of the various human service professionals in providing services.
Summarize the history of human services in America and identify important persons and movements.
Conduct both directed and non-directed interviews to obtain personal historical information, determine eligibility for services, and conduct a mental status evaluation.
Be able to demonstrate an understanding of ethical principles and apply them to professional practice.
Knowledgeable of the requirements for documentation in the organization and be able to manage these requirements efficiently.
Understand theoretical bases for different interventions as well as initiate, develop and terminate interventions in a manner that enables continuous client growth.
In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.
Our two internship courses integrate experiential learning opportunities and form the cornerstone of the NCC Human Services program. Students begin to experience success in a different environment using organization, team building, and communication skills. These experiences can be the defining moment for many students as they see the importance of what they are studying and why it is important to continue their education. Students have been able to obtain part-time to full-time positions as a result of their internship training and experience.
# of credits Certificate 22- Degree 62/63
Internships -Fieldwork I and Capstone Experience
Students can explore career options working with children, seniors, people with physical, intellectual, and mental disabilities, homeless, domestic abuse, and other populations in need of services.