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    Oct 28, 2021  
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Human Services Technology Certificate (C45380)


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The curriculum prepares students for entry- level direct service work in the Human Services field. The courses are designed to enable students to link counseling theory to practice. In addition to course work in Human Services, students will participate in fieldwork experience at a Human Services agency.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of a human service worker.
  2. Perform basic interviewing skills needed to function in a helping relationship.
  3. Demonstrate performance of counseling techniques.
  4. Assess crisis situations and respond appropriately with the appropriate differential techniques applicable to various crisis situations.
  5. Demonstrate professional work ethic traits and personal behaviors necessary for career success.

Admission Information


Students applying for admission to the Gaston College Human Services Technology Certificate MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for GENERAL ADMISSION to the college. 

  1. Complete Residency Determination
  2. Submit a Gaston College Application
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Meet with an advisor and/or attend an information session
  5. Submit official high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts
  6. Provide proof of course placement requirements

Additional Program Requirements for Human Services Technology

  • Have grades of "C" or better in all required program courses.
  • Students are required to submit documentation of additional non-academic criteria which will include a valid Criminal Background Check (CBC). 

Clinical agencies reserve the right to deny a student access to the facility based on results of CBC. If a student is denied access to any clinical agency, the student may not be allowed to continue in the Human Services Technology Program. Detailed information regarding these agency requirements will be provided in HSE 110.

Total Program Hours: 17


Note(s):


The course taken in this certificate program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services Technology.

To be eligible for WBL 111 and WBL 115, students must be recommended for placement by the Human Services Technology faculty and have completed the following courses: HSE 110 and one other HSE course in the major courses list.

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