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Human Services Technology (CIP 51.1599)

Program 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.

Is This Career for Me?

The answer is YES if you:

  • Have a strong desire to help others.
  • Show patience, understanding and caring in dealings with others.
  • Have effective communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and an ability to manage time effectively.

Begin With A Certificate

If you want to give the Human Service Technology program a try or enhance your career, start with one of the certificates in the areas of social gerontology, at-risk youth, addiction and recovery, and social services. 

Continue Your Education

Use your associate degree as a stepping stone to further your education. The articulation agreements RCC has signed with universities and colleges throughout North Carolina guarantees that the classes you take at RCC will be accepted by these four-year institutions. Explore your transfer options!

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