Philadelphia Human Services School

Real-world Training for Rewarding Careers

Ready to change lives? Looking for a career as a social worker assistant? Take the first step toward a career where you can make a positive difference in people’s lives every day with our 6-month training program in Human Services at Orleans Technical College. Graduate with the skills and qualifications to succeed in this rewarding profession.

Human services workers are:

  • Essential to Communities: Learn how YOU can provide a wealth of important services to people of all ages, cultures, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Professional Helpers: See how the field provides social, educational, psychological and rehabilitative support to individuals in need.
  • Social Problem-Solvers: Find out how YOU can develop the skills to work with youth, seniors, individuals in recovery, victims of violence, people transitioning to work and more!

  • Program Objective

    The Human Services program teaches the skills required to enter the workforce in the helping field of human services. Students learn how to work with diverse populations at risk. They also learn basic counseling skills, case management methods, and effective intervention strategies. Students learn about various populations at risk including those with mental health, developmental, and physical disabilities; generational welfare clients; the chronically homeless; disadvantaged youth; people with drug and alcohol addiction; the aging; ex-offenders; HIV/AIDS patients; and refugee populations.

  • Upcoming Classes

    September 19, 2016 Apply Now

    March 21, 2017 Apply Now

  • Employment Opportunities

    Graduates are employable in entry-level positions such as social worker assistant, case manager in workforce development, job developer, youth advocacy worker, residential aide, behavioral management aide, family support worker, group activities aide, direct care worker, case manager aide, program aide, after care worker, life skills trainer, referral specialist, youth care worker, community support specialist, and job coach.

    Career Outlook

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of social and human service assistants is expected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2014-15 Edition.

  • Articulation Agreement

    Graduates of this program may transfer credits toward a degree at Community College of Philadelphia or Springfield College.

  • Gainful Employment Information

    Human Services SOC: 21-1093.00 CIP: 44.0000

    For Gainful Employment Information, including costs, financing, related jobs, and graduate completion and employment statistics, click on one of the links below:

    > Click Here for 6-month (Day) Program
    > Click Here for 13-month (Evening) Program

    Student Right-to-Know

    Title I, Section 103 of The “Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L. 101‐542) requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate graduation rates of certificate‐ or degree‐seeking, first‐time, full‐time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students.

    > Click Here for the Student Right-to-Know Report for the Human Services Program

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license. Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).