Human Services

Counseling and Mental Health

Do your friends turn to you when they are struggling? Does empathy come naturally to you? Do you like helping people? Learn how social workers, school counselors, psychologists and more apply a variety of perspectives and techniques to help clients.

Begin Your Journey

Principles of Family and Human Services

Survey life literacy skills and individual, family, and community systems in the context of the human services field. Develop real-world knowledge and skills in human development, professionalism, analyzing community issues, and life management.

Counseling and Mental Health I

Relationships are at the core of the human experience and a foundational skill for counseling and mental health workers. Develop intra- and interpersonal relationship skills while considering the dimensions of healthy and caring relationships across the lifespan.

Counseling and Mental Health II

Dive into the human mind, theories of development, mental disorders, treatment options, and teen violence issues.  Activities engage students in exploring various counseling and mental health careers.

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Pre-PAC Family and Community Services

Validate knowledge and skills for early career ladder positions in child, youth, and family services; community services; personal and home care services; elder care services; social services; volunteer services; and religious ministries and services.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Child Development
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Foundations of Health Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Articulated Credits

  • HSE-120 Interpersonal Relations

Human Services

Careers focused on supporting families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care and consumer services.