Public Service Technology

Human ServicesHuman Services - Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for work in a variety of settings in the Human Services field. The curriculum teaches intervention skills needed to work with individuals or groups to prevent dysfunction and to support self-sufficiency through role modeling, counseling, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, social support, and behavior modification.


For more information, contact:

Robyn Causey (843) 477-2069

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Career Outlook

Graduates will be qualified for employment in the following fields:
  • Mental health centers
  • Day treatment facilities
  • Group homes
  • Sheltered workshops
  • Substance abuse treatment programs
  • Eldercare facilities.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
  • Criminal Background Check
 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester -  Fall    
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
MAT 101  Beginning Algebra 3
   or    
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics  
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  TOTAL 15
Second Semester - Spring    
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
HUS 230 Interviewing Techniques 3
HUS 231 Counseling Techniques 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
HUS 202 Life Transitions 3
   or    
HUS 208 Alcohol and Drug Abuse  
HUS 205 Gerontology 3
   or    
HUS 260 Human Services Special Topics  
HUS 212 Survey of Disabilities and Disorders 3
  TOTAL 9
Fourth Semester -  Fall    
HUS 209 Case Management 3
HUS 235 Group Dynamics 3
HUS 250 Supervised Field Placement I 4
SOC 205 Social Problems 3
  TOTAL 13
Fifth Semester - Spring    
HUS 216 Behavior Change Techniques 3
HUS 237 Crisis Interventions 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3
  TOTAL 9
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

61