Start Your Rewarding Career in Human Services

Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference in your community? Our human services program equips you with the skills and knowledge to provide crucial support to individuals and families facing challenges like poverty, mental health issues, addiction and life transitions.

This program is designed for both newcomers seeking to enter the human services field and professionals looking to advance their careers. We offer both degree and certificate options, allowing you to tailor your education to your specific goals.

About Lakeland's Human Services Degree Program
  • Graduates receive the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services.
  • Provides a generalist approach, preparing you for a wide range of entry-level positions in the field of human services and social work.
  • Focuses on core competencies like crisis intervention, case management, social advocacy and life skills training.
  • Hands-on learning through practical experience and field placements ensures you graduate job-ready.
About Lakeland's Human Services Certificate Programs
  • These human services certificates are ideal for professionals seeking to specialize in their fields and enhance their skills.
  • We offer certificates in case management, chemical dependency and a pre-social work bridge program.
  • Gain in-demand expertise to advance your career in community mental health technology or social work.
Benefits of Our Human Services Program

Flexible course schedules are designed to accommodate your busy life whether you're coming to us directly out of high school, after working an unfulfilling career or as an adult coming to college for the first time. Our experienced faculty is passionate about human services and have real-world experience in the field.

We strive to create a supportive learning environment that fosters your growth and helps you reach your academic and professiona goals.

Our alumni are working in diverse human service professions, and often go on to earn their bachelor's and graduate degrees after starting their educations at Lakeland.

Looking to Pursue a Bachelor's or Master's Degree?

Lakeland's Holden University Center Partnership Programs with accredited institutions like Ursuline College and Youngstown State University to offer convenient on-campus programs.

Ready to take the next step?

Apply to Lakeland College today!

Contact our program director to learn more about our program and career opportunities in human services. Feel free to get in touch to talk with us to find out if a career in human services is right for you.


Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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