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Human Services Technology

Curriculum 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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45380
NC CIP: 51.1599
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services 2 2 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 127 Conflict Resolution 2 2 0 3
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2 0 0 2
HSE 240 Issues in Client Services 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE 115 Work Exp Seminar I 1 0 0 1
HSE 125 Counseling 2 2 0 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective 1 * * * 3
___ ___ HSE Elective 1 * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 20

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 121 Co-op Work Experience II 0 0 10 1
COE 125 Work Exp Seminar II 1 0 0 1
HSE 112 Group Process I 1 2 0 2
HSE 245 Stress Management 2 2 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective 2 * * * 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

HSE Elective 1 — Select 6 hours: GRO 120, HSE 150, HSE 155, HSE 220, HSE 242, HSE 251, HSE 255, SOC 225

HSE Elective 2 - Select 3 hours: SAB 110, SAB 130, SAB 140, SAB 210, SAB 215, SAB 235, SAB 250, SAB 255

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111, ENG 273, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

General Education Courses 

Written Communication:

COM 120, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 114

Oral Communication

HSE 123

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 110, PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, ENG 273, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110

Mathematics:

MAT 115, MAT 140, MAT 161

Technology:

CIS 110, CIS 111, HSE 110

A45380