Human Service Technology, Social Services Concentration, AAS

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Program Intro

The Human Services Technology, Social Services Concentration–A4538D concentration prepares students for direct service delivery work in social service agencies. The curriculum enables students to link theory and practice through interactive classroom activities developing a skill-based academic foundation.

Course work includes the history of the social service movement, ethical issues, case management, diversity issues, the law in the practice of social work, and community resources. Students also gain skills in interviewing and counseling techniques.

Graduates should qualify for employment with local, county, state, and federal government social service agencies.

Employment includes family and child assistance, rehabilitation health services, medical assistance, youth services, aging, and developmentally disabled programs in public and private settings.

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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 – Introduction to Sociology
    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 213 – Sociology of the Family
    This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships.


  • HSE 225 – Crisis Intervention
    This course introduces the basic theories and principles of crisis intervention.
  • SOC 220 – Social Problems
    This course provides an in-depth study of current social problems.


  • HSE 210 – Human Services Issues
    Covers current issues and trends in the field of human services.
  • SWK 214 – Social Work Law
    This course introduces the major provisions of social services law, current trends, legislative developments, and court procedures.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

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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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