NRCC Title

Certificate Program

The two-Semester (One-Year) program is designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of occupations which provide human services.

Occupational Objectives

  • Recreation Worker
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Social Service Aide
  • Social Welfare Assistant

Admission Requirements

Applicant should possess a high school diploma or equivalent or be 18
years of age and able to benefit from instruction.

Program Requirements

The program is designed to provide about one third of its requirements in general education and the remainder in human services courses and courses in related areas. Instruction includes the theoretical concepts as well as the practical application to work situations. Students will have actual internship experience in community agencies during the second semester of the certificate program. Application for internship should be made the semester prior to placement. The student will spend a minimum of 225 hours in supervised work experience in a human service agency. The student will be required to go through an oral interview for assessment purposes and to discuss both program and occupational requirements. Upon completion of this program, the student will be awarded the Certificate in Human Services.

Certificate Courses


Class Number Class Title Credits
EDU 156 Single Parent Families 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services¹ 3
HMS 121 Basic Counseling Skills I¹ 3
HMS 141 Group Dynamics¹ 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1


Class Number Class Title Credits
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
HMS 236 Gerontology¹ 3
HMS 251 Substance Abuse¹ 3
HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services² 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology( or PSY 216) 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3


¹HMS 100 is recommended as a pre-or corequisite for all other HMS courses.
²HMS 100 and HMS 121 are pre/corequisites for HMS 290.