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Lehigh Carbon Community College

What is a certificate in Human Services

This program is designed to prepare graduates with the values, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a human service generalist in the human service field. Human service workers assist individuals, families, and groups to improve the overall quality of life in the community. Graduates may be employed as providers of both direct and indirect client services, e.g. therapeutic support services, caregiver, living assistant/coach, crisis intervener, empowerer, administrative work, community outreach, and advocate. Graduates are employed as human service workers in a variety of settings, including, clinics, hospitals, group homes, correctional centers, government agencies, day treatment centers, sheltered workshops, extended care facilities, community based living homes, and social service agencies throughout the community.

The Human Services Certificate can easily continue on to the Social Work A.A. program for those looking to continue their education toward a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Program Coordinator

 Anthony B. Jefferson

Anthony B. Jefferson

Assistant Professor
Schnecksville, PA

Human Services Courses

Your human services courses will prepare you for success in either a future career or when pursuing a four-year degree. In this program, you’ll take classes like:

  • Interviewing and Case Management
  • Systems and Processes
  • Modern Social Problems
  • The Family
  • Management of Human Services Agencies