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Program ContactSheri Narin
Email Address[email protected]
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  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
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About The Program

The Human Services Technology (HST) curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide education and social and community services. Emphasis is placed on the development of relevant knowledge, best practice skills, and human services attitudes. Fieldwork experience provides opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom.

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Wake Tech offers the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Human Services Technology, with concentrations in Human Services, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Gerontology. Individuals who already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a human services-related field may enroll in the Substance Abuse Certificate program to pursue certification through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB). 

Graduates qualify for positions in mental health, childcare, family services, social services, rehabilitation, corrections, residential services, and educational agencies. 

Program Philosophy
The Human Services curriculum is designed to train and prepare graduates to meet a wide range of client needs in various service-related settings, to enable them to live more autonomous, satisfying, productive lives. 

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for careers in Human Services.
  • To teach students how to effectively match client needs with available community resources.
  • To increase students’ capacity for self-awareness and facilitate their personal growth.
  • To help students develop thoughtful, genuine, and empathetic attitudes toward other people.
  • To expand the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to help people help themselves.
  • To facilitate students’ entry into and success in bachelor’s degree programs. 


Human Services graduates may work with the following populations:

  • The elderly
  • At-risk adolescents
  • People with developmental disabilities
  • People with mental illness
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Homeless individuals and families
  • Substance abusers
  • Persons with HIV/AIDS and other medical/public health issues
  • Vocational rehabilitation clients 

Human Services Technology students range from recent high school graduates to adults seeking new skills or new careers options. Students come from a variety of cultural, religious, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds; they generally share the desire to give of themselves and have a positive impact on their communities.

The links below can provide more information about opportunities in Human Services.

Questions? Contact us: 919-532-5675 or [email protected].

Program Contact: Sheri Narin
Email Address: [email protected]
Office Phone: 919-532-5675