Human Services

2021 Practicum Orientation is taking place monthly. All Site Approval Forms are due in the Human Services Office (FH 160J), three months before the semester begins.

Every Monday and Wednesday evening on the following dates from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm:
  • February 17, 22, 24
  • March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Every Monday and Wednesday evening on the following dates from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm:
  • February 17, 22, 24
  • March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

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The Human Service Program also provides a basis for future academic training leading to advanced degrees in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, and Behavioral Analysis.  Degrees, Certificates, and Skill Recognitions are available in Human Services Generalist, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Gerontology, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.  

Overview of the Program

The various programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in Human Service Organizations, as well as to upgrade and enhance the knowledge and skill set of current employees in the profession.

CAADE Accreditation

MJC's Chemical Dependency Counseling Program is accredited by the  California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) to offer coursework in Addiction Studies. CAADE is Approved by the California Department of Health Care Services.  We can assist students with obtaining their State certification and completing the State's exam through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC).  We can also provide some assistance with the registration with one of the other two certification organizations (CCAPP or CADPT). The Chemical Dependency Counseling program is accredited by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE).  Website: CAADE:  

Note the following from the DHCS website: The Department of Health Care Services recognizes the following National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited organizations to register and certify alcohol and other drug counselors in California.  To become a certified counselor or to obtain further information regarding educational requirements for becoming a substance use disorder (SUD) counselor in California, please contact any of the certifying organizations listed below:

California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE)
Accredited Program – Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors / expires 7/31/23
5230 Clark Ave, Ste 1
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone: (707) 722-2331

CAADE Homepage 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program

MJC's Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program's goal is to prepare individuals seeking certification as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist or lead to upper degrees in social work or other mental health professions.  The Psychosocial Rehabilitation program's purpose is to educate professionals in providing emotional, cognitive, and social skills that help those diagnosed with mental illness live and work in their communities as independently as possible

Explore the Human Services professional by visiting the Bureau of Human Services Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Job Outlook

There is an expected 17% growth in Social and cuman services assistant jobs from 2019 to 2029. This excedes the projected 14% growth in Counselor and social worker jobs and the projected 4% growth in all occupations.The employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. A growing elderly population and rising demand for social services are expected to drive demand for these workers.

An increase in the number of older adults is expected to result in the growing demand for social services such as the delivery of meals and adult daycare. Because social and human service assistants often arrange for these services, there will need to be more of them to meet this increased demand.

In addition, growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions and more drug offenders are sent to treatment programs rather than to jail. As a result, demand should increase for social and human service assistants who work in treatment programs or work with people with addictions. (source)

Human Services Class Schedule

The following classes are offered once during spring or fall semesters.  See your Counselor or the Human Services Program Coordinator for planning your schedule. This schedule does not include prospective summer courses.

Fall Only Spring Only
114: Death and Dying 104: Aging in America
116: Drug and Alcohol in Society 117: Intervention and Tx Strategies
111: Counseling in Chemical Dependency  119: Intro to Group
143: Psychosocial Rehab Practice 146: PsyR w/Children & Families
148: Field Studies and Seminar II (Fall 2021)  

All Human Services students must complete HMSR147 in order to receive their AA degree. In order to earn your chemical dependency degree, you must complete HMSR147 and then HMSR148. Please consult the catalog for more details or email Program Mentor Tasha Wilson.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Cheryl Williams-Jackson
Founders Hall 160J

Human Services Mentor

Tasha Wilson
Founders Hall 160J
(209) 548-5742