Department of Human Services & Counseling
Areas of Study
Five Unique Areas of Concentration Available and One New Major Coming Soon.
Mental Health Counseling— Each year, more than 26% of Americans over age 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition. If you want to help those suffering from a wide range of debilitating conditions that can seriously threaten their emotional and mental health, this program is for you.
Addiction Studies—There is a growing need for professionals who are skilled in the prevention, education, counseling and treatment of alcohol and drug addictions. Because addictions affect people in all walks of life, there is a wide range of opportunities for employment. This program is ideal if you want to apply to become a Certified Addictions Counselor.
High Risk Youth—The number of high-risk youth in America is on the rise, and so is the need for trained and skilled professionals to help support them. If you want to work with high-risk youth in a group home, school, faith-based organization, community center, outreach program or other venue, this is the right educational path.
Nonprofit Studies—The nonprofit world is constantly evolving and changing—and is in need of leaders who can help achieve their missions through ethical stewardship, effective management, fundraising and financial management. We’ll help you prepare for a meaningful career in the nonprofit industry.
Paramedic—If you are currently certified as Paramedic by the State of Colorado, we will give you 24-credits towards a Human Services major. Leverage your current career to gain valuable intervention knowledge and skills to advance in your career.
Fire and Emergency Response—Working in the fire and rescue industry is more of a calling, than a career choice. This comprehensive program with plans to become a new major is the ideal pathway for those who want to be a fire service professional, serving as a fire fighter, officer, inspector, investigator or even instructor.