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A Human Services student planning a lesson.

“This program has given me a head start on what I want to do in the future. I've gotten a lot of hands-on experience that you can't get in other classes.”
– Sara Davis, SHS

A Human Services student working a child at the Child Care.

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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.




Career Opportunities

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


Related Academics

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.


College Credit

Up to 10 credits with Community College of Vermont with additional coursework

  • Workplace Communication in ECE (4 credits)
  • Infant/Toddler Development (3 credits)
  • Introduction to ECE (3 credits)


Industry Certification

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification
  • Community First Aid (CFA-ARC) Certification
  • CPR, child, infant & adult (CPR-ARC) Certification



A Human Services student and one of the Kid Connections kids.

A Human Services student with an infant from Kid Connection.