Further your career while making a positive impact in the lives of others with a degree in Human Services

NSCC’s Human Services Practitioner Associate Degree program provides the academic work and field experience for successful careers in human services, as well as a strong foundation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. NSCC’s program is unique in that students may choose to specialize in either Mental Health or Gerontology. Students are encouraged to build upon their unique abilities to work collaboratively with individuals, families, and agencies. The program fosters the development of the skills necessary for practitioners in human services through active learning strategies, clinical field placements, community research projects, and case studies.

Upon graduation students are qualified for entry level positions such as:
Mental health counselor
Residential case manager
Outreach worker
Gerontology assistant
Crisis intervention worker
Life skills counselor
Family advocate
Community organizer

4

Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes.

$32,200

2016 Boston-area Median Wage. Human service careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States.

2018

NSCC voted Military Friendly for eighth consecutive designation as a Military Friendly School.

Next Steps

Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

Guided Pathway Sheet

Get in touch

For more information, please contact the Pathway Advisor for this program.

humanservices@northshore.edu

Phone: 781-477-2215

Program Requirements

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Accreditation

North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

NSCC’s Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Associate Degree program is a Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services Approved Education Provider.

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