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.
Graduates choosing to continue their education may transfer to Western Carolina University’s Social Work Program as a junior. A degree in Social Work increases opportunities for employment in Mental Health, Nursing homes, Veterans services, Hospitals, Elementary and High schools, child protective services, jails and prisons, and Vocational Rehabilitation.