Human Services Technology

The Human Services curriculum prepares graduates to work in various areas of the helping profession to include direct client care settings throughout the lifespan, residential care, mental health, various services for the elderly, community care services and child protective services. Courses are focused on developing human services skills and competencies based on the Human Service values and professionalism.  Some of the skills and competencies will be case management, interviewing, crisis intervention, assessment, report writing, identification of needs and services and advocacy skills.  In addition, students will take courses in several other areas to facilitate a holistic approach to helping such as; psychology, sociology, biology, and computer skills. 

Employment opportunities in North Carolina may be found in residential facilities, Wake County Human Services, various private agencies, as well as working with particular populations, such as clients with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, the elderly, families and children.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
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All applicants must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show the date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received.

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits.  Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

  • Take the placement test. Schedule and prepare for the test at the Testing Center website. Students who meet certain requirements may be exempt from testing.  You may read about the exemptions from the placement test at the Testing Center website.