Human Services Technology FAQs
How long will it take me to complete the program?
Can I get more than one of the Human Services degree?
Will I be able to transfer to a four-year program when I graduate?
Wake Tech is working on agreements with other colleges and universities to allow students to transfer credits and enter with junior status. In some cases, additional classes are required. Students hoping to transfer to a four-year program after graduation from Wake Tech are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor early in the program to ensure that they are on the best path for achieving that goal.
Incoming students who aspire to transfer to a four-year program to study psychology or social work may wish to consider the Associate in Arts transfer program.
Can I complete Work-Based Learning at my job or substitute work experience for my internship?
The WBL faculty coordinator maintains a list of community agencies that provide WBL experiences for our students. If you are not currently working in the Human Services field, the coordinator will work with you to identify and select and appropriate WBL site.
When can I complete Work-Based Learning?
I have a past criminal record. Will that prevent me from obtaining employment?
Students interested in working toward a credential as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor should consult the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Practice Board for details regarding how a criminal history may impact credentialing in that field.
Can I complete the program fully online?
The Human Services Technology program offers courses at various times throughout the day, including evening, and in different formats to help accommodate as many students as possible. Classes are offered in fully online, hybrid and in-person formats on a rotating basis. At this time, it is not possible to complete a Human Services Technology degree 100% online. Students are encouraged to speak with their faculty advisor regarding their scheduling needs.
What is the difference between the two Addiction and Recovery Studies certificates?
The Addiction and Recovery Studies Counseling certificate does not require a Work-Based Learning experience and, instead, requires a course in working with groups in recovery settings. This may be most useful for students who wish to complete a certificate program in Addiction and Recovery studies in addition to a Human Services Technology degree program or students who may already work in the addiction field and who wish to work toward credentialing.
Students interested in these certificate options are encouraged to speak with a program advisor for more information on choosing the best option for their needs.
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