Do you want a career that focuses on helping people and making their lives better? If so, then Human Services Technology is the field for you! Our program prepares you for an entry-level position in a variety of human service agencies. Our emphasis of study is on development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes relevant to human services. As a graduate, you could work in positions in mental health, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies.
With a degree in Human Services, you can become an advocate, youth worker, mental health aide, or case worker. You can work in schools, prisons, government agencies, and nonprofit groups. You may choose to go on to a four-year school for further education in social work, human services or psychology. Some students find themselves drawn to this field immediately while others find the career first and come back to educate themselves. Either way, the call to help others can lead to a very fulfilling career.
This is also the best way to get started on a bachelor’s degree in this field. ICC has agreements in place with Gardner-Webb University, Limestone and Lees-McRae that allow you to start at Isothermal and finish at one of these other institutions — often online!
Making Positive Changes in People’s Lives
The Human Services Program at Isothermal also teaches students how to apply professional helping methods in a broad range of settings including social services agencies, healthcare agencies, mental health facilities, and more. With this degree, students will develop leadership and interactional skills to better support the people in their local community.
While in the program, students learn about human behavior and systems. They learn how human biology, psychology, and social forces influence each other and impact people. They also learn ways to help people meet their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Through courses in social welfare, psychology, and biology – among other disciplines – students develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem solving.
Great Career Prospects
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts social work and human service positions to be among the most rapidly growing employment opportunities – increasing by 23% through 2020.
For more information about a degree in Human Services Technology, contact Kimberly Snyder at [email protected] or 828-395-4165.