Improve lives and make a difference for those at-risk with a career in mental health

Heed your call to help those suffering with mental health challenges. NSCC’s Mental Health Certificate provides formalized education for both entry-level and current workers who do not have college education. This certificate will qualify students to work in the field of Mental Health as Direct Support Professionals, Outreach Counselors or Educational Specialists. It will also qualify students to work as relief staff on weekends or as part-time staff in various Human Service programs.

Human Services Pathway

For students interested in continuing their education, courses in this program count towards NSCC’s Human Services Practitioner Associate in Science degree.


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


2016 Boston-area Median Wage.


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

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

Phone: 781-477-2215

Program Requirements

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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.).

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