Human Services Technology Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on specific courses in the programs, open the Human Services overview in the college catalog.
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. Please contact us to discuss the differences in these programs.
Human services workers avoid giving advice because their commitment is to help people help themselves. The National Organization for Human Services Education states that the profession is "dedicated to interdisciplinary education and integrated services ... focused not only on remediation of problems, but on meeting basic human needs and advocating for change in the systems that affect the lives of our clients." People of all ages – and from all kinds of backgrounds – go into human services.
Sometimes people go into helping professions to resolve unfinished issues of their own. While sharing similar experiences can at times be beneficial, it is critical that professionals avoid assuming that clients have had the same experiences. Professionals must maintain appropriate boundaries with clients in order not to do harm.
The Human Services Technology program offers courses at various times and 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.
Visit the Online Learning at Wake Tech page for more information.