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Choose a rewarding Human Services career working with children, adolescents and their families in treatment 

NSCC’s Child/Youth Advocate Certificate provides the academic foundation and hands-on field placement training for students to successfully start a career working with children, adolescents and their families in treatment settings such as schools, community agencies, residential programs, hospitals and family homes. There is a high demand for human service practitioners today in agencies that serves this population and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that human service careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States.

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.

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Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2150.


months to complete certificate. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes.


NSCC is top in MA for effectively serving adult learners.

Washington Monthly Magazine


2016 Boston-area Median Wage

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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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