PCC’s Human Services Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services.

Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services.

Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Students can also apply to take the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner Exam upon graduation with an Associate’s Degree in Human Services Technology, which will allow them to become certified as Human Services Board Practitioners (HS-BCP).

Courses

Required Courses for Program
ACA 122 College Transfer Success ***
BIO 111 General Biology
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research
GRO 120 Gerontology
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services
HSE 112 Group Process I
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques
HSE 125 Counseling
HSE 145 Child Abuse and Neglect
HSE 210 Human Services Issues
HSE 220 Case Management
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention
HUM Humanities
PSY 150 General Psychology
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 220 Social Problems
SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 113 Working with Diversity
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I
Total Semester Hours Required for Degree = 68

Courses with matching symbols indicate OR/AND requirements.
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Outlook for Employment

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
GRO 120 Gerontology 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services 2 2 0 3
HSE 112 Group Process I 1 2 0 2
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
14-15 6-8 0 18
SPRING SEMESTER
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 0 0 3
HSE 145 Child Abuse and Neglect 3 0 0 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 2
SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 0 3
18 0 0 18
FALL SEMESTER
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
HUM Humanities Elective 3 0 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 2 2 0 3
HSE 220 Case Management 2 2 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview 3 0 0 3
18 4 0 18
SPRING SEMESTER
BIO 111 General Biology 4
HSE 125 Counseling 2 2 0 3
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2 0 0 2
SWK 113 Working with Diversity 3 0 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1 0 0 1
14-15 2 10 14
57-59 12-14 20 68
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 68