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The Human Services program at MCC prepares students for entry-level positions in public and private community agencies and institutions involved with helping others in need.

The program prepares students to work with homeless populations, in rehabilitation and treatment facilities, family and children organizations and mental health agencies.

Students in this program may also learn how to help those with a chemical dependency.

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate in Applied Science:

Associate in Arts:

Certificate of Achievement:


The state of Nebraska is encouraging the Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHP) to seek dual certification as substance abuse counselors by taking HMSV 1140, HMSV 1160 and HMSV 2130.

Students who wish to enroll in the following three courses to obtain dual certification must provide proof of a master's degree in counseling or a related field and/or their LMHP number verified by the state to have the course prerequisites waived.

  • HMSV 1140 Assessment, Case Planning and Management
  • HMSV 1160 Medical/Social Aspects of Addictions
  • HMSV 2130 Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency

For more information on any of the General Human Services and/or Chemical Dependency Counseling degrees, certificates or certifications, please call 531-MCC-2400 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

Instructor: Cynthia J. Cusick, 531-622-2581
Instructor: Michelle Miller, 531-622-4541
Instructor: Sara Miller, 531-622-2207

This program is accredited by The Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE). Information regarding current students and graduates of Human Services based upon 2019 data.