Degrees & Learning Pathways

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AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A45380)

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


AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A4538C)

The Human Services Technology/Mental Health concentration prepares students for job opportunities in the mental health field. The curriculum enables students to understand culturally and emotionally handicapped, developmentally disabled, or addicted clients through a variety of models and diagnoses.


AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A4583E)

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-year degrees.

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board. 


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C4538ECO)

This Certificate is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor or master’s degree in a Human Services related field. The certificate assists students in meeting all the SAB educational requirements for Certification and/or Licensure for the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB).


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C4538C)

The certificate program is designed for individuals whose primary responsibility is not mental health-focused but for whom knowledge of human services and mental health issues and resources would be beneficial.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C4538EI)

This Certificate is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor or master’s degree in a Human Services related field. The certificate assists students in meeting all the SAB educational requirements for Certification and/or Licensure for the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB).