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Human Services Technology - Foundational Skills

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.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 51.1599
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
HSE 135 Orientation Lab I 0 2 0 1
Select one:
Introduction to Computers REVISED REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
Basic PC Literacy REVISED REQUISITE 1 2 0 2
  Total: 8 8 0 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Total Credit Hours: 18

Additional Information

2017FA – New certificate