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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45380 REVISED
NC CIP: 51.1599
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
HSE 135 Orientation Lab I 0 2 0 1
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: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 220 Case Management Requisite 2 2 0 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 125 Counseling Requisite 2 2 0 3
HSE 210 Human Services Issues Requisite 2 0 0 2
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 112 Group Process I Requisite 1 2 0 2
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Field Experience * * * 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 241
OR
Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 65

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

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening 

A one or two-semester field placement is required for this program. Clinical and Work Based Learning agencies require screening for students completing their clinical education and/or work based learning placement at their field agency. The specific requirements are determined by the field agency and may include passing a criminal background check and/or a drug screening. Students should contact the Human Services Program Coordinator for additional information and career coaching regarding the screening requirements.

English Option – Select 3 hours: COM 120, COM 231, ENG 112, ENG 114, ENG 115

Field Experience - Select 4 hours: HSE 160, HSE 162, HSE 163, HSE 164, HSE 260, HSE 263, HSE 264, WBL 110, WBL 111, WBL 112, WBL 115, WBL 121, WBL 125

HSE Elective – Select 15 hours: DDT 110, DDT 230, GRO 120, GRO 150, HSE 127, HSE 240, HSE 242, HSE 245, HSE 251, SAB 110, SAB 130, SAB 210, SWK 110

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111HUM 110, HUM 115,
HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM 150MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215,
PHI 240, or REL 110.

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective – Select 3 hours: BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 165, MAT 110, MAT 143, MAT 152

Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection

A45380 REVISED