The Human Services Program prepares students for employment in careers that relate to families and human needs including education, counseling and mental health services, family and financial planning, as well as personal care services. Students participating in this program will develop academic foundations, problem solving skills, workplace skills, citizenship, ethics, and leadership training.
Early Childhood Development and Services
School counselor, elementary/pre-school teacher, childcare facilities director
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Sociologist, substance abuse counselors, employment counselors
Family and Community Services
Coordinators of volunteers, religious leaders, human service workers
Consumer affairs officers, market researchers, small business owners, certified financial planners
College Credit and Industry Certification
Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and Community First Aid, CPR (infant, child, adult). Successful completers of Human Services (grade of 85 or better) receive up to 12 college credits in Early Childhood Education through Community College of Vermont.
Students enrolling in Human Services should also consider taking courses in psychology, computer applications, career readiness, personal finance, economics and possibly a language. If a student is interested in owning his/her own business, then courses in accounting, entrepreneurship or business law could also prove to be helpful. Students completing this program often go on to post secondary education and are hired by local schools and daycare providers, Washington County Mental Health, Berlin Health and Rehabilitation, and Woodridge Nursing Home.
Labor Market Outlook/Potential Earnings:
Students completing this program often go on to post-secondary education and are hired by local schools and daycare providers, Washington County Mental Health, Berlin Health and Rehabilitation, and Woodridge Nursing Home.