The data above reflects employment and wage trends for NSCC's academic degrees associated with career groups established by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Train to care for the changing life needs of older adults

Massachusetts is now rated the second healthiest state in America, right behind Hawaii, and contrary to national trends, life expectancy is increasing in the Commonwealth. This means as we age, we may need help with life changes to stay healthy and happy. Whether you are currently helping older adults or interested in the health and human services profession, the NSCC’s Elder Advocate Certificate program will develop your capacity to serve a growing population. This program provides a basic credential to those working in the field of aging without previous academic training or credentials.

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

Guided Pathway Sheet

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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.


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


NSCC is top in MA for effectively serving adult learners

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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