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Human Services Programs

In our region, demand for human services professionals is high. Now is a great time to break into the field, or get ahead at your current job.  Earn an associate degree or certificate in human services at MCC and doors will open for you. 

Growing Job Market

  • Demand for human services professionals is expected to grow beyond 2029
  • 350 annual entry-level job openings annually in Rochester area
  • Opportunities at direct care organizations, hospital systems, health associations, and more!

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Work in the field from day one

Our human services programs give you the right mix of coursework and fieldwork. So, when you graduate, you'll have the confidence to follow your passions and maximize your talents. 

You’ll start to work in the field from day one. Gain valuable experience with different populations and get your foot in the door at organizations like these:

  • ARC of Monroe
  • Heritage Christian Services
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Community Place of Greater Rochester
  • Lifetime Assistance
  • Monroe County Department of Human Services
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Greater Rochester YMCA


Choose the program that's right for you

Submit the information form and an admissions counselor will help you decide which human services program fits your career plans. Here's an overview:

Human Services A.S. -- prep for a bachelor's

Choose Human Services A.S. to transfer to a bachelor's degree program. You'll be prepared to continue your studies at top four-year schools including:

  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY University at Buffalo
  • Ohio State University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College, and
  • Nazareth College

At your transfer school, you could major in human services, social work, or a related area of study.

With a bachelor's degree, you'll be ready to excel in jobs like these:

  • crisis intervention counselor
  • child advocate
  • life skills instructor
  • community outreach worker, and more!

Human Services A.A.S. - Get right to work

Start working right after graduation with a Human Services A.A.S. degree. You'll be ready to assist professionals in all kinds of organizations where people help people.

Make a difference in jobs like these:

  • home health aide
  • certified nurse assistant
  • community health worker
  • residential associate
  • service coordinator

You may wish to continue your studies before joining the workforce full-time, You could transfer to a four-year program or earn an addictions counseling or direct disabilities support services certificate at MCC.

Human Services A.A.S. - Online + On Campus

Too busy to attend college? In Human Services A.A.S. Online + On Campus, you'll study online on your time, and attend class only two evenings a week or on Saturdays.

  • Connect with professors & classmates on campus. Get your questions answered.
  • Complete online coursework at times that are best for you. 
  • In person & online tutoring is always available.
  • Contact Admissions for details. 

Human Services Certificate - Gain valuable skills

With a human services certificate, you'll gain the career-building skills you need for a variety of entry level positions – or advancement in your current one.

Work in jobs like these:

  • family support specialist
  • youth worker
  • human service assistant

Here's another option: continue your studies at MCC. You can apply your credits to an MCC human services associate degree program.

Access all that MCC has to offer

You’ll be taught by professors with real-world experience who are dedicated to your success. And you’ll have a support staff behind you. We’ll help you apply for financial aid and find the student services you need. You’ll get free one-on-one tutoring and access to computer labs, plus personalized advising and career counseling.

Discover your strengths, graduate, and make a difference!