Human Services Technology - Curriculum

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 that prepare them for specialization in specific human services 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.

Curriculum Plans

Degree

Certificate

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Human Services Technology - Program Outcomes

  1. Student will demonstrate an understanding of how different human services have emerged and the various forces that have influenced their development.
  2. Student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and dynamics of organizations, communities, and society in addition to nature of individuals and groups.
  3. Student will demonstrate an understanding of the scope of human services, including the demand for services and the human conditions that warrant human services intervention.
  4. Student will demonstrate an understanding of the process of assessing a client’s needs and selection of interventions that will assist clients in obtaining optimal functioning and goal obtainment.
  5. Student will demonstrate an understanding of information management skills that include obtaining, analyzing, evaluating, and disseminating information.
  6. Student will demonstrate the ability to create genuine and empathic relationships with others.
  7. Student will demonstrate an understanding of core client-related values and attitudes.
  8. Student will demonstrate an understanding of his or her values, cultural bias, philosophies, and personality style and how their personal characteristics impact clients.

Human Services Technology - Contact

Renee Pearson

Program Chair - Human Resources

pearsonr@edgecombe.edu

Office 207, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 116