Addiction, aging, anxiety, mental and emotional distresses…these are just some of the concerns where the skills of a good counselor can come into play. If you like to help people with finding ways they can cope, and this sounds like a career path that would interest you, then look no further than the Human Services Counseling program at CCBC.
HUSC is one of the few programs of its kind in the nation to offer a unique combination of classes available either fully online, face-to-face, or in a blended format, that prepares you for a variety of career options in the related fields of human services, social work, and/or behavioral health counseling.
After completing the program, graduates are prepared to function as human services workers and counselors in a broad range of settings, such as residential and outpatient programs, group homes, and programs for the aging population. The program offers two A.A.S. degree concentrations (Behavioral Health Counseling and Human Services Generalist) as well as six separate certificates.
As an online degree program, HUSC is particularly unique, as it combines written assignments in conjunction with online meetings, allowing students to practice their craft with faculty and other peers. It also includes an internship experience appropriate to career goals.
Those who complete the Behavioral Health Counseling Area of Concentration exceed the educational requirements mandated by the State of Maryland for certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at the associate degree level. In this concentration, students are able to build a plan of study that allows them to apply for counselor trainee status in Maryland and begin working as a counselor after completing only a single semester that includes the first 15 credits of the program. As an added advantage, counselors can use some of the HUSC courses as continuing education units.
CCBC’s job placement record for these trainees has been, and continues to be, excellent. It offers the only training program in Maryland that is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission, and one of the only fully online programs in the nation. Flexible start dates and variety of course delivery methods make CCBC an ideal place to begin your new career as a Human Services professional.
Visit www.ccbcmd.edu/husc to review the program offerings and requirements.