Successful human services employees come from all backgrounds and walks of life. The Human Services program students at GCC include individuals of traditional college age as well as a growing number of individuals choosing to make this field their second career.
Through the Human Services program at GCC, you will understand the techniques for the care and assistance you already love to give others, and eventually transform this quality into a career.
Understanding the effects of alcohol and drug use is important in order to help others. The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies Program was developed as a foundation for students who intend to transfer into social work, human services or alcohol/substance abuse majors at four-year schools.
Learn more about the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies program.
The Child Care Certificate program is designed to prepare you to become a care-giver to young children. The program is also designed to upgrade your skills and knowledge even if you already work with young children.
Learn more about the Child Care program.
The Deaf Studies certificate explores communicating effectively with deaf people in your community. GCC's proximity to Rochester, which has the highest per capita population of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States, makes the Deaf Studies Certificate a crucial tool in helping to break down language barriers for the region's hearing impaired. Please note: This program is no longer accepting new students.
Learn more about the Deaf Studies program.
Our certificate program addresses the skills and knowledge necessary for you to succeed as a human service worker. The certificate may be completed in one year (full-time) and can be taken separately or as part of the Human Services AAS Degree Program.
Learn more about the Developmental Disabilities Studies program.
This certificate program will expand your knowledge and skills of working with older adults. Our program is also designed to enhance your skills if you are presently employed in the gerontology field.
Learn more about the Gerontology program.
Human services employees are called upon to provide a wealth of services to people at every stage of life, from infancy to senior adulthood. The human services field encompasses hundreds of different careers in both public and private organizations.
Learn more about the Human Services program.