Human Services (MRC)

Human Services is designed for students interested in helping people to help themselves with problems of psychological or social survival. The clients generally have problems of survival that the realistic goal is to help an individual or group learn how to function effectively in today’s world.

The A.A.S. program is designed to provide the training appropriate for beginning employment in a human services occupation. Students that are interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Social Work will need to additionally obtain an A.A. degree in liberal arts for a streamlined transfer to a four-year university or college.

Mesabi Range College does have specific transfer agreements with Social Work programs at the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin-Superior leading to BSW degree. Agreements with other colleges are possible.


A graduate from A.A.S. Mesabi Range Human Services program will have acquired an understanding of the concepts, principles, skills, methods, and techniques of human service agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, half-way houses, and public services related business or industry.

RRCC Cohort

The partnership between Rainy River Community College and Mesabi Range College will allow students in the I. Falls area to complete their program at RRCC. General education courses are delivered face-to-face from RRCC instructors, the human services/addiction studies courses are delivered via Interactive Television (ITV) or online through Mesabi Range College.


ENGL 1511 College Writing I ENGL 1010 English Composition I
HSER 1465 Drug Use and Abuse HLTH 2010 Chemical Abuse Education
PSYC 2551 General Psychology PSYC 1020 General Psychology
ENGL 1512 College Writing II ENGL 1020 English Composition II
CMST 1555 Public Speaking or CMST 1565 Interpersonal Communication COMM 1020 Public Speaking or COMM 1010 Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 1551 Introduction to Ethics PHIL 1050 Introduction to Ethics
General Education Electives, Math and/or Science Electives General Education Electives, Math and/or Science Electives

Mesabi Range College - Human Services Website