The mission of the Human Services Technology programs is to provide a learning environment that fosters the development of entry-level helping professionals with a focus on evidence-based and ethical practice. Graduates will be prepared to work with individuals and communities to address problems in living and to maximize independence. Program graduates will seek employment in community agencies, addiction and recovery settings, mental health organizations, programs serving aging populations, education, criminal justice and many other fields. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to further their education at senior institutions.
Upon completion of a Human Services Technology program, graduates will be able to do the following:
Demonstrate entry-level counseling, interviewing, crisis intervention, case management and other professional helping skills
Advocate for the needs of individuals and communities experiencing problems in living
Discuss and apply the current ethical guidelines established for work in the human services, social work and addictions fields
The effectiveness of the Human Services Technology program is reflected through continued assessment of retention and completion rates, internship success rates and job placement and continuing education rates.
Culminating experience – Work-Based Learning
Recent program graduates have secured employment in a variety of human services settings:
Holly Hill Hospital
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
The Women’s Center
Wake County Public School System
Recent program graduates have continued toward the completion of bachelor's or master's degrees at several senior institutions: