Dec 03, 2022  
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog

Human Services Technology, A.A.S (A45380)


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The Human Services Technology curriculum 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.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. 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.

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.

The Human Service Technology Department at Catawba Valley Community College believes in teaching students the necessary skills to provide a Service to Society, particularly in times of crisis. We practice the principles of empathy, social justice, cultural competence, and ethical integrity as we transform aspiring Human Services technicians into quality effective professionals who enrich our community by challenging social injustice and working for social change on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed people.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:


Mathematics/Natural Sciences


Select one of the following courses:

Social/Behavioral Sciences


Program Electives


Students are required to take a minimum of 12 SHC from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required: 67/68


Developmental Course Requirements


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 110 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 152 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 4/6 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15


Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 4 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15


Total Hours: Class 4/5 | Lab 2/3 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 6/7


Fall - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 17 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 17


Spring - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 10 | Credit 14


Grand Total Hours: Class 60/61 | Lab 10/13 | Clin/WkExp 10 | Credit 67/68


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