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Human Services Technology

Curriculum Description

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas. Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Interview clients and document appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, service providers, and other professionals.
  • Recognize crises and initiate crisis intervention model.
  • Make appropriate referrals to community agencies.
  • Model professional behaviors, team work, and ethics in a variety of settings.
  • Reason through a variety of human services issues.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for entry-level positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correctional, and educational agencies.

Contact for information

Health and Public Services
Health and Public Services
Office: 828-395-1668
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Kimberly Snyder
Human Services Technology Instructor