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Human Services Technology

Human Services Technology

With human services credentials, you will be ready for entry-level positions providing social, community, and educational services. Jobs responsibilities can include meeting with clients to assess needs, matching clients with services such for their well-being and mental health, and attending to logistical arrangements.

A human services technician, also referred to as a social services technician or aide, is a professional who helps individuals and families improve their quality of life by accessing community services.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines and do fieldwork. Study, and eventual jobs, can involve giving care to diverse populations including older adults, at-risk adolescents, people with developmental disabilities, victims of domestic violence, homeless individuals or families, substance abusers, people with chronic illness or people needing vocational rehabilitation.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Education can be continued at a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.


The following credentials are possible with this program:

Human Services Technology - Degree (A45380)

Human Services Technology - Diploma (D45380)

Human Services Technology - Substance Abuse Certificate (C45380)

Human Services Technology - Developmental Disabilities Certificate (C45380D)

Human Services Technology - Gerontology Certificate (C45380G)

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School of Applied Science and Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

South Piedmont has an extensive selection of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs developed for occupational fields. Emphasizing career preparation, these programs of study provide in-depth career preparation and General Education courses so that students are prepared with knowledge or skills in a specialized area.

Note: The coursework for an AAS degree can be completed in two years. The AAS degree program is not designed as a college transfer program; however, because of bilateral agreements with several four-year colleges and universities, courses taken as part of AAS programs may be accepted for transfer credit.

To begin your program of study, call the Enrollment Hotline at 704-272-5391 or send an email to admissions@spcc.edu.

Enrolled students should consult their academic advisors about the transferring process.

Human Services Technology faculty

Fedder Williams

Faculty, Human Services Technology