Middlesex Community College Human Services Assistant Training Program

Credit Recommendation

  • Human Services Assistant Training: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

July 2010 through May 2020

Source of Records

Registrar's Office; Middlesex Community College; 100 Training Hill Road; Middletown, Connecticut

About the Reviewed Program

Education activities for the Human Services Assistant Program take place at MxCC's Meriden Center in Meriden, Connecticut. The program is taught in a classroom that is fully equipped with the latest technology available to assist instructors in enhancing their lectures to promote learning. All student support services are available to the students in the Human Services Assistant program including the tutoring center, library, career development and counseling center, disability services, and the veteran's OASIS center.

How to Apply for the Credit


Human Services Assistant Training: 3 credits, lower division level
Human Service workers support individuals with disabilities in leading self-directed lives. Develop skills, values, and knowledge to effectively assist those who utilize social services. Basic knowledge about certain populations and problems encountered in human service work, ethical guidelines, and essential helping skills are covered. Learn how to interact with other members of a multi-disciplinary team, including professionals with advanced degrees. Health and safety in the residential-care environment is taught, including an introduction to medication administration. The major topics covered include: helpers in human services; attitudes and values of helpers; professional expectations; communication skills; milieu and the role of the assistant; creating a healthy environment for clients, coworkers, and self; safe medication administration; developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse, HIV Disease, aging, and caring for the caregiver.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.