Human Services Technology (HST)

For many people, "making a difference in the lives of others" is important in choosing a career path. The Human Services Technology program offers the opportunity to develop entry-level helping skills for assisting others in navigating the course of their lives.

The A.A.S. degree is a broad degree, known as the “Helping Profession”. Social Services jobs are in high demand, offer excellent benefits, and job security.

Students will learn about human needs through coursework in counseling, psychology, and sociology. Courses include Counseling, Interviewing, Stress Management, Crisis Intervention, Abnormal Psychology, Social Problems, and Group Process.

2 Degree Choices

  1. Human Services Technology
  2. Human Services Technology (Substance Abuse Concentration)

With both degrees an individual can obtain a career in the helping field; however, the Substance Abuse Concentration also allows an individual to pursue a career as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Is HST right for you?

The Human Services Technology program offers support, assistance, and guidance through your two-year education. We support students with the following:

  • No Textbooks costs (we use the Internet to learn)
  • No Math requirement
  • No Exams, but applicable Projects
  • No extra work or time
  • No weekday classes
  • 90% of HST classes are online
  • Expert instructors
  • Individualized learning and feedback
  • Relevant learning
  • Flexible schoolwork

For a detailed explanation; course planning, getting started, cost, and job outlooks, check out the "Thinking about this Degree?" guide.

Serving Lee, Harnett and Chatham Counties, as well as Distance Learners. Support, classes, and instruction are offered on all three campuses. Distance learners have access to support through Google meets, email, and virtual instruction.

Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students who enroll during the current academic year. Students enrolled during a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in WebAdvisor to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.