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Human Services Program

Human services workers are individuals with specialized training as a helping professional. They assist human services professional staff, such as social workers or psychologists. They may hold a wide variety of jobs in group homes and halfway houses; in mental health and correctional centers; in family, child and service agencies. Jobs may also be within programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and aging to name a few. Their role may include helping others obtain services, monitoring and keeping records, organizing or leading group activities, assisting clients in mastering everyday living skills, or overseeing adult group home residents. Job titles may include social service technician, case management aide, community outreach worker, residential counselor, eligibility specialist or mental health technician.

If you have always wanted to work in a field where you could help people or if you are presently working in a human services field, and would like to obtain additional training, consider enrolling in our program.

Which ever career you choose, the first step of your academic and professional plan should be with LCC's Human Services Programs. We can provide you with the academic and career preparation assistance needed to get you where you want to go. For specific enrollment information, or to pursue any questions you may have about career opportunities, contact the Human Services Programs at: (517) 483-1433 or
(517) 483-1410

General Program Information

HUMAN SERVICES - Associate in Applied Science (0915)

This 63 to 65 credit degree provides professional growth and development in the human services field. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in the field through 25-26 credits of human services course work with an additional 39-40 general education credits that meet transfer requirements for four-year institutions. Students are placed in a community agency for a consecutive two-semester practicum to enhance their education and develop professional skills.

All students are encouraged to continue their education to a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

HUMAN SERVICES - Certificate of Achievement (1201)

This 32 to 39 credit Certificate is designed for individuals wanting to focus their education in human services and developing their professional skills in the two semester practicum with a community agency. Continuing with the general education requirements will lead to the Associate Degree in Human Services. All courses are part of a career track, leading directly to the Associate Degree in Human Services. Students interested in addiction must take the classes with the asterisk *.

HUMAN SERVICES - Certificate of Completion (1199)

The Certificate of Completion is 14 to 27 credits.  Two courses are required with the option to choose two or more courses from human services or gerontology (aging) to complete the degree.

This degree is beneficial for those students with a previous degree who are seeking a concentrated education in human services, and for students needing a human service focus to start their career.

All courses are part of a career track, leading directly to the Certificate of Achievement and the Associate Degree in Human Services. Students interested in addiction must take the classes with the asterisk *.

AGING STUDIES - Certificate of Achievement (1200)

The 13-credit Certificate of Completion in Aging Studies. This degree is beneficial for those students with a previous degree who are seeking a concentrated education in aging, and for students needing an aging focus to start their career. All courses are part of a career track, leading directly to the Certificate of Achievement and the Associate Degree in Human Services.

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Health and Human Services at Lansing Community College

Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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