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Human Services Generalist Certificate

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Make a difference in your community with CCC's Human Services Generalist Certificate 

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Do you find yourself drawn to helping those in need? If so, then a Human Services Generalist Associate Degree from Clackamas Community College could be the perfect first step for you. This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a valuable asset in the human services field in just one year.

What is a human services generalist? 

Human services generalists are skilled professionals who work on the front lines of social support, empowering individuals and families facing challenges. They provide direct services, advocate for clients' rights and needs, and connect them with essential community resources.

With this degree you will:

  • Develop in-demand skills: Learn to assess client needs, develop intervention plans and provide crisis intervention.
  • Gain practical experience: The program incorporates supervised fieldwork, allowing you to apply your knowledge in real-world settings.
  • Prepare for diverse career paths: This versatile degree opens doors to many human services careers, including working with children, families, veterans or people with disabilities.

Take the first step toward a fulfilling career helping others. Contact Clackamas Community College today to learn more about the Human Services Generalist Associate Degree program!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the Human Services Generalist Certificate

Job Outlook

The job outlook is bright in human services 

The Human Services Generalist Certificate offers training for entry-level positions in diverse social services agencies. Career opportunities span from resource specialists to case managers to client advocates. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% job growth for social and community service workers by 2030. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for services to address social issues such as poverty, homelessness and mental health. 


For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Develop in-demand skills to help others 

Equip yourself to make a positive impact with the Human Services Generalist Certificate program at Clackamas Community College. This program provides a solid foundation in the essential skills and knowledge sought after by employers in a wide range of human services settings.

By the end of this program, you should be able to: 

  • Gain an understanding of: the history, development and function of individuals, families and other social systems in order to provide effective support and services.
  • Develop communication skills: both verbal and written, to effectively connect with clients from diverse backgrounds in a human services setting.
  • Solidify your professional foundation: with a strong understanding of ethics, attitudes and values crucial for success in human services work.
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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