Human Services Assistant

Are you looking for a fulfilling career helping others? 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 multidisciplinary team, including professionals with advanced degrees.  Upon completion, students will be prepared for entry-level positions as Residential Living Assistants, Direct Behavioral Support staff and mentors.  A textbook is required for this course and can be purchased for approximately $170 through our college bookstore. Please bring the CRN and course title to the college bookstore when purchasing. 

Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED. *This program is eligible for WIOA funding – see page 2*

Students who complete the HSA program are eligible to receive college credit through Charter Oak State College!!

This Program Qualifies for the Following Funding Options:

Turn your dream of a career into a reality

You could be eligible for FREE Training in the Healthcare field through the Health Careers Advancement Program (HCAP). Eligibility based on employment and income guidelines.

Choose from any of these programs:

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

For more information on HCAP funding, contact either Omayra Vega at 203-624-1493 ext.216 or TaMesha Greene 203-238-3688 ext.307 and

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.

The SNAP Employment and Training program prepares and assists clients by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services. The SNAP Education and Training program assists students who are interested in career training for the following courses listed in this catalog:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Connecticut Security Officer
  • Veterinary Assistant

To be eligible, students must receive SNAP benefits throughout the entire course, have a high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen, not have a felony record for most courses, and not receive TANF (cash) assistance from CT DSS. For more information about enrolling in a course under this program: contact Patrice Barrett at

July 20th at 10 to 11:30 AM in Chapman Hall 605
July 26th 1 to 2:30 PM in Chapman Hall 605
August 1st from 5:30 to 7 PM in Snow Hall 504

Come learn how to enroll in career classes for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters!

Are You Unemployed?
You may be eligible for funding for several training programs if you meet certain income requirements. Most Middlesex Community College career programs are eligible for WIOA funding. Contact the American Job Center in Meriden at 203-238-3688 ASAP.

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 HSA Courses