Human Services Technology

Contact(s): Kara Finch

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses that 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop proper documentation skills.
  • Apply counseling skills to volunteer experiences with clients.
  • Describe various treatment modalities and their appropriate applications.
  • Develop therapeutic communication techniques such as empathy and active listening.

Human Services Technology – Associate in Applied Science – A45380

Program is available online.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
HSE 112 Group Process I 2
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
HSE 227 Children & Adolescents in Crisis 3
DDT 110 Developmental Disabilities 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1
HSE 125 Counseling 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Precalculus Algebra
3
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II 1
WBL 125 Work-Based Learning Seminar II 1
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2
SOC 232 Social Context of Aging 3
Electives 6
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours69

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Electives

Take 6 credits from the following courses:
GRO 120Gerontology3
GRO 240Gerontology Care Managing3
HSE 220Case Management3
PSY 265Behavioral Modification3
SAB 137Co-Dependency3
SAB 210Sub Abuse Counseling3

Human Services Technology Diploma Option – D45380

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Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Summer
DDT 110 Developmental Disabilities 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours43
Electives
Take 9 credits from the following courses:
HSE 125Counseling3
HSE 227Children & Adolescents in Crisis3
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3
SAB 137Co-Dependency3
SAB 210Sub Abuse Counseling3

Human Services Technology Certificate – Substance Abuse Emphasis – C45380S

HSE 225Crisis Intervention3
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3
SAB 137Co-Dependency3
SAB 210Sub Abuse Counseling3
Total Credit Hours12

Human Services Technology - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques3
HSE 125Counseling3
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3
Total Credit Hours12

Human Services Developmental Disabilities - Associate in Applied Science - A4538A

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
DDT 110 Developmental Disabilities 3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
HSE 112 Group Process I 2
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
Humanities Elective * 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
DDT 220 Program Planning Process 3
DDT 240 Aging Lifelong Disability 3
HSE 125 Counseling 3
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3
MAT 110
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
or Statistical Methods I
or Precalculus Algebra
3-4
 Credit Hours17-18
Spring
DDT 120 Teaching Developmental Disabled 3
DDT 210 DDT Health Issues 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours67-68

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Human Services Developmental Disabilities Certificate Option - C4538ADD

ACA 111College Student Success1
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3
DDT 210DDT Health Issues3
DDT 220Program Planning Process3
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3
HSE 210Human Services Issues2
Total Credit Hours18

Human Services Developmental Disabilities - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3
DDT 210DDT Health Issues3
DDT 220Program Planning Process3
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3
HSE 210Human Services Issues2
Total Credit Hours18