Human Services

Empower the World with Your Education

Caring for people, strengthening the community, and empowering the human experience are keys to unlocking a bright future for the world. Open the door of human services at MWCC and discover all the ways you can empower those around you and positively impact society.

Our long-standing, well-established Human Services program guides you towards success by giving you the skills and knowledge to build a rewarding career helping those in need.

You can learn more about the Human Services profession at American Psychological Association and/or National Organization for Human Services Education.

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Transfer to a 4-Year College or University

You will save thousands by starting your Human Services education at MWCC. Upon graduation, you will be able to transfer into one of many Human Services bachelor’s degree programs, including Psychology and Sociology.

Learn to Encourage and Engage Others

The skills you learn in the classroom will have a direct impact on your ability to help others. You will take classes in:

  • Cultural Awareness
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Problems
  • Psychology of Self
  • Human Health & Diseases
  • Counseling Methods

Gain Hands-on Experience in Human Services

Gain real world experience by working hands-on with clients in a human services setting during your internship! You can be placed at one of many sites, including mental health clinics, developmental disabilities services, and community service projects. You will put your new skills into practice under the supervision of a professional in the field, and for about 10 hours a week, you will gain a lifetime of knowledge.

Find a Job Fast in Human Services

You can expect to find a job fast no matter what human services career you pursue! Many human services fields are expected to grow by 14%-18%* by 2026, which means thousands of jobs will open up to satisfy the growing demand for social services.

Choose a Career Meant for You

Your Human Services degree will open up many careers for you to choose from. You can branch into psychology, sociology, and social work, to name a few. Some potential social work careers you can pursue include:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Human Resources
  • Child Welfare and Care Services
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Counseling and Therapy Services

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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"My experience with Pathways has been nothing but amazing. It really has transformed my life completely. I think about if I hadn’t entered Pathways, where I’d be right now, and it is literally a different life I’d be living."

Rachel Vargeletis, 2017, Human Services (Pathways Student)

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