Human Services Technology, AAS

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Program Intro

The Human Services Technology–A45380 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 that prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. The emphasis in core courses is placed on the development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for the 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.

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  • HSE 110 – Intro to Human Services
    This course introduces the human services field, including the history, agencies, roles, and careers.
  • SOC 210 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions.


  • HSE 123 – Interviewing Techniques
    This course covers the purpose, structure, focus, and techniques employed in effective interviewing.
  • HSE 125 – Counseling
    This course covers the major approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, including theory, characteristics, and techniques.


  • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    This course provides instruction and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion.
  • SOC 220 – Social Problems
    This course provides an in-depth study of current social problems.


  • PSY 246 – Adolescent Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the behavior patterns, life changes, and social issues that accompany the developmental stage of adolescence.
  • WBL 111 – Work-Based Learning
    This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study.


  • HSE 210 – Human Services Issues
    This course covers current issues and trends in the field of human services.
  • SAB 210 – Sub Abuse Counseling
    This course provides theory and skill acquisition by utilizing intervention strategies designed to obtain therapeutic information, support recovery, and prevent relapse.

Paying for College

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Whitney Kimble
Human Services and Social Work Program Chair/Instructor

Waller (Building 024), Room 113
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 932
Fax: (252) 233-6889

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