Human Services




College Credit

VTSU PSY 2070 - Human Growth and Development: Lifespan Development Psychology 

 3 credits

CCV SWK 1010 - Intro to Human Services 

 3 credits

Industry Recognized Credentials

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate

American Heart Association

Heartsaver First Aid 

Heartsaver CPR

Mandated Reporter

Blood Borne Pathogens


Heidi Santaw

802-334-5469 x 3402

Class Overview

This program is designed to prepare students for further education and career paths in early childhood education, health care, social services, and related fields.  This program focuses on key components of human development from conception through end of life. Other areas explored include nutrition, health, unique populations, and workplace readiness skills as well as preparing for a career in the Human Services field. Students will be required to complete weekly homework assignments and a variety of required in-depth research projects, and actively participate in class activities, including public speaking.  Through research and study, students will develop the knowledge and skills to effectively work with children and families.  Students will also learn to organize lesson plans, activities and appropriate environments to promote positive physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth in children.   The second-year curriculum includes an option for dual enrollment credit through the Health Sciences 2 Human Growth and Development class (with the recommendation of the teacher). Students will have an opportunity to learn about and explore the career options in the field of Human Services, such as Teacher, School Counselor, Mental Health Worker or Case Manager, and Individual or Family Therapist.

Program Advisory Committee


Vicky Whitehill: NKHS, Department of Children's Services

Shari-Lee Ryan:  MS, LCMHC, LADC, NKHS Director of Outpatient Services 

Debra Joslin: Elementary Teacher – Retired

Amy Lanoue: Early Childhood Special Educator

Christina Nelson: Mountain View Childcare

Jennie Davis: Elementary Teacher – Retired

Kara Campbell-Morin: MS, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Maria Crossman: MSW, LICSW

Jessica Hinton: NCUHS School Counselor

Christina Tetreault: Newport City Elementary