The field of human services is one that is expected to grow. With an associate degree in human services, students can enter a variety of fields, including
- Case management
- Social work
- Mental health
- Community outreach
- Alcohol and drug abuse
Additional information about a variety of positions within the human services profession is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is a good national overview of the profession.
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The subject matter covered in this program includes
- Counseling techniques
- Crisis intervention techniques
- Death and dying
- Personal and professional development
- Substance abuse
- Behavior change
- Cultural awareness
- Human growth & development
- The choice of many electives for specialization
Building on their associate degree, many Greenville Technical College graduates transfer their credits to four-year programs in social work, psychology, or human services through agreements with
With this level of education, opportunities and responsibilities increase. Students who intend to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree should speak to an advisor at their destination school in order to carefully plan classes that transfer.
Associate in Applied Science
This program prepares graduates for entry into any one of many helping professions. It is designed to provide the necessary theoretical and practical skills to enable graduates to provide basic human service care. This program is of interest to those who wish to provide direct (non-medical) care and to those who are interested in counseling, social work, psychology, or public agency administration.
A criminal background check is a course requirement of HUS 231. All students are required to give potential field placement agencies copies of their criminal background checks. Some agencies will not accept students with a criminal record. We do our best to find field placements for all of our students, while realizing that the criminal background check will also be a factor for future employment.
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A major component of the associate degree program in Human Services is the field placement requirement. Students work at an agency during the last two semesters before graduation for a total of 125 hours. This placement is a chance for the student to see some of the opportunities available, and the agency provides feedback on areas in which the student can improve.
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Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.