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Affect change through meaningful work helping people in need. Our programs train you for careers in social, community, education and mental health services.

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What is Human Services?

Are you interested in helping individuals, groups and communities? The Human Services program at Gateway may be for you! Our program provides you with the knowledge and skills to qualify for entry-level positions in agencies that provide social, educational, advocacy, substance abuse and mental health services.

Transfer Opportunities –Our students are prepared for Bachelor’s degrees. Our transfer opportunities allow you to start your coursework at Gateway and complete your Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Addiction Counseling and related fields.

Preparing our students to transfer to a Bachelor's degree is a tenet of Gateway's Human Services Program! In December 2018, 12 Human Services alumni graduated with their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degrees from Northern Kentucky University. Five alumni graduated with the Magna Cum Laude distinction (3.75-3.899 GPA)​ and two alumni graduated with the Summa Cum Laude distinction (3.9-4.0 GPA).

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Students may be eligible for the KCTCS Scholars Award to use towards their Bachelor’s degree if they earn a 3.0 GPA (or higher) while at Gateway​.

What are my career options?

Social and human service assistants are employed in the health care and social assistance industries. State and local governments, primarily in public welfare agencies and facilities for mentally disabled and developmentally challenged individuals.

Gateway students and alumni are employed by or have completed their clinical practice at: Learning Grove, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Brighton Center, NECCO, Women's Crisis Center, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Family Nurturing Center, Family Promise of Northern Kentucky, Life Learning Center, NorthKey Community Care, Mental Health America, United Ministries,Transitions, Inc., SUN Behavioral Health, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, GLAST, Mentoring Plus, and more.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science Degree: Human Services

Human Services Certificates

Can I Continue My Education after Gateway? 

Yes! Graduates of the Human Services program have gone on to Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, Union Institute and University, Eastern Kentucky University and several other schools. You can go on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services and Additions, Psychology and other related fields. Learn more about Gateway’s Transfer Services and opportunities here.

Transfer Pathways:

Free Tuition with the Work Ready Scholarship Program

Eligible Programs

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Program Contact

Meredith Ramler

Human Services

(859) 442-4178

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