Human Services Technology

What it's about

The Human Services Technology program provides quality-learning opportunities to prepare individuals 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 services areas.

Jobs available

  • Victim Advocate
  • Program Assistant
  • Case Management Aide
  • Addiction Counselor Assistant
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Case Work Specialist
  • Community Support Worker
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Gerontology Aide
  • Intake Worker
  • Life Skills Counselor
  • Mental Health Aide
  • Residential Manager
  • Placement Specialist

Courses you'll take

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.

What you'll gain

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, childcare, 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.

Contact: dandie_pennell@davidsonccc.edu

Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor.

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of human nature and development from a biological, psychological, and sociological perspective as related to Human Services profession.
  2. Demonstrate a broad-based understanding of human behavior and social relationships.
  3. Apply knowledge of culture and society to social institutions and problem solving, while paying attention to cross-cultural differences.
  4. Employ scientific methods to analyze information, which can be useful for understanding and addressing individual problems as related the Human Services profession.
  5. Demonstrate critical reasoning and problem solving, communication skills, and ethical decision making as tools for working and living.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of human services. These technical standards are published in the Student Handbook.

Admission Requirements: 

Students must be admitted to the Human Services program prior to taking Human Service core courses.

Applicants for admission to the Human Services program will need to complete the requirements for admission as described in the Human Services Packet.

Transfer Credit for Human Services Courses

The decision regarding transfer credit for human services courses is made by the Director of the program in consultation with members of the faculty and the Associate Dean. Syllabi for courses for which credit is requested will be required.

Students wishing to transfer 15 credit hours or more in Human Services (HSE or SAB) to DCCC must obtain a recommendation letter from the parent institution. See your academic advisor for the appropriate form. 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of a human services professional. These technical standards are published in the application packet for admission to the program and the Student Handbook and/or are available from academic advisor or program faculty.

Progression Requirements

A student must meet all prerequisite and corequisite HSE, PSY, ENG, CIS, and SAB course requirements with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress in the program.