Make a positive difference for at-risk teens with a Youth Worker Certificate

NSCC’s Youth Worker nine-credit certificate provides students with specific foundation skills and knowledge to work with at-risk youth in non-traditional settings. Youth workers provide strengths-based youth development, support, outreach, interventions, and conflict resolution to adolescents and young adults.

NSCC’s Youth Worker Certificate is recommended for students who plan careers working with youth in:
Probation/Parole Services
Youth Case Management
Juvenile Corrections
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Counseling
Youth Social or Mental Health Services
Family and School Counseling
Law Enforcement
Vocational/Employment Counseling
Faith-based Ministries

Human Services Pathway

For students interested in continuing their education, courses in this program count towards NSCC’s Criminal Justice, Developmental Disabilities, and Human Services Practitioner Associate Degree programs.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


NSCC recognized for Top 25 in nation for advancing opportunities for low-income students

Next Steps

Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

Guided Pathway Sheet

Get in touch

For more information, please contact the Pathway Advisor for this program.

Phone: 781-477-2215

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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