Jun 23, 2024  
2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook

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 this program MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for General Admission to the College. In addition, students will need to demonstrate college readiness for English and math as exhibited through the college placement test, a placement test waiver, or completion of the acceptable coursework. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in determining your college readiness and will develop an academic plan, review progress, address issues, and confirm all minimum requirements are met for this program. 

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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