WNCC hosting virtual Human Services Open House for prospective students

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 11:05 AM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (PRESS RELEASE) - Human services covers a wide and diverse field of personnel working in occupations such as behavioral health, family and youth support, and substance abuse counseling. Western Nebraska Community College wants to fill crucial Human Services job openings across the state by offering two associate’s degrees and two certificates.

Current and prospective students interested in career options in the Human Services field can learn all about Human Services programs, classes, and faculty at the Virtual Human Services Open House, Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

“We are so excited to offer students an opportunity to interact with instructors and staff here at WNCC and to introduce students to careers within the human services field,” said WNCC Admissions Director Gretchen Foster. “This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in human services to learn more about the program and see the benefits of entering the industry.”

The Human Services program at WNCC offers as Associate of Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services, as well as a Human Services certificate and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling.

The program is designed to allow students to enter the workforce immediately after graduating from WNCC or transfer to a four-year program. Job opportunities within the Human Services field include

  • family support worker
  • youth program specialist
  • case manager
  • outreach worker
  • family and youth specialist
  • personal advocate
  • behavioral health case worker

The virtual open house is free and open to any prospective student and their family, but interested students must RSVP by Oct. 27 to receive a confirmation email that includes the Zoom link to join the open house. Students can register for the open house by visiting // 

For more information about WNCC’s Human Services program, visit or contact the WNCC Admissions team at or 308.635.6010.

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