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Human Service Careers


Apply now for classes starting September 2022! 

Northern Lakes College has strategies in place to ensure students can safely complete any practical aspects of their programs.

If you are empathetic and motivated, you too can join the team of human service professionals that help others to help themselves. Everyday there is someone that needs someone. In a challenging world, you could make a difference.

Northern Lakes College offers a range of programming relevant to careers available in the north and all over our country. Human Service Careers is a growing field and has higher than average job earning growth over the next few years. 

Program Dates

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Addictions Counselling Diploma
September - June

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
September - June

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

September - June

Educational Assistant Certificate
September - June

Social Work
September - June

Delivery Methods Explained

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Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location. 

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.

Explore our Human Service Careers programs

Early Learning and Child Care

Early Learning and Child Care

Whether you are looking for a career in working with children with exceptionalities, or interested in a supervisory role, we have the certificate or diploma program for you.

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Educational Assistant

Educational Assistant

Excel in the classroom with skills and knowledge you will gain from this program. You can enter the classroom feeling confident to assist children with exceptionalities in the K-12 school system.

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Human Service Careers Diplomas

Human Service Careers Diplomas

Help children and adults reach their potential with a diploma in addictions, social work, or early learning and child care. Apply early for these diploma programs!

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