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Human Services (HSER)
Download the HSER program brochure
Download the Human Services
program brochure

This certificate prepares students for entry- and mid-level entry employment in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, developmentally delayed, and community mental health centers; family, child and youth agencies; and programs concerned with special needs such as alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, homelessness, and aging.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:
  • E hoʻala hou a paʻa pono - Portray a respectful attitude harmonizing with place, culture, and diverse perspectives, through a reflection of values and self awareness.
  • Ike - Evaluate employment and educational opportunities through a comprehensive awareness of the function of Human Services in the community.
  • Malama a paʻa pono - Utilize communication skills and implementation strategies to assess the multiple causes of social issues and concerns.

Student Learning Outcome Assessment

We are committed to quality learning through the systematic assessment of our program and course learning outcomes.

Click here to view the Instructional Program Assessment Reports and Plans

To receive a certificate, HSER majors must earn a "C" or better in each HSER course.



Gainful Employment Disclosure

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Human Services Certificate of Completion (CC) Program


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Contact Information
Hawaiʻi Community College
Human Services
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Phone: (808) 934-2634