Certificate in Human Services
Holyoke Community College

Program Details

The Certificate in Human Services degree online is available from Holyoke Community College.  This program is designed for those considering a career change and entering the Human Services field, as well as those already in the field who would like to upgrade their skills and knowledge.  Students will complete courses that provide skills and knowledge in a variety of areas.  With only a few required courses, this flexible program is comprised mostly of electives, allowing you to choose which courses to complete depending on your interests and career goals.  Graduates are prepared to work in numerous settings within the human services field, including human service agencies, community action programs, day care centers, educational settings, community health settings, work with the elderly, correctional facilities, substance abuse programs, and more. 

Possible courses include:

  • Deaf Culture 
  • Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs 
  • Introduction to the Study of Aging 
  • Introduction to Health Careers 
  • Introduction to Public Health

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Holyoke Community College is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score