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.
- 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.
“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”
Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship
“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”
LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship
“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”
Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship
“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”
LCC Guarantee Scholarship
“Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition costs. I am the first of my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!”
“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”
Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship
“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”
Bojangles Tands Scholarship
“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”
West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship
“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”
James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship
“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”
Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship
“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”
“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”
“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”
Who to Contact
For more information:
Human Services and Social Work Program Chair/Instructor
Waller (Building 024), Room 113
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 932
Fax: (252) 233-6889
Human Services Programs
Human Services Programs