December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Human Services

Provides organizations with a means of offering education at a post-secondary level to employees who seek theoretical understanding of the duties they perform as well as new skills that will lead to job advancement. The program is also designed to provide a general background in human services that will prepare students not yet employed in the field with basic knowledge and skills of value to social service agencies or to the personnel departments of business and industry. All credits earned in the certificate in Human Services may be applied toward the Associate in Science degree in Human Services at the College.


Program Coordinator: Colleen Richard

Course #TitleCredits
ECN*101 Principles of Macroeconomics (a) 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
HSE*101 Introduction to Human Services (a) 3
HSE*243 Human Services Skills and Methods (a) 3
PSY*111 General Psychology I (a) 3
SOC*101 Principles of Sociology (a) 3
SOC*103 Social Problems (a) 3
  Directed Human Services Elective (a) (from HSE*, PSY*201 or above, SOC*114/any 200-level SOC*, or a Foreign Language course) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) Directed elective to be selected from courses in Foreign Languages, Psychology, or Sociology

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at:

https://tunxis.edu/ge-humansvcsA merger of Connecticut's 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student's Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Tunxis Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: ct.edu/ctstate/academics.