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NOTE: This program is offered on the Airport Campus (day only) and Beltline campus (evening only).
Human services professionals can hold various job titles, including human service worker, case management aide, social work assistant, community support worker, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor or gerontology aide. They usually work under the direction of professionals from a variety of fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative or physical therapy or social work. Job opportunities for human service professionals are expected to be very good. This is especially true for entry level professionals who will be needed to replace advancing or retiring worker.
Career opportunities exist in youth services, facilities that serve those with disabilities and special needs, substance abuse and geriatric services, child development programs, and mental health units.
The job prospects of human services professionals are very promising. Growth trends in South Carolina indicate that programs and services of the elderly, disabled and families in crisis will expand offering abundant of opportunities in the human services field.
Students completing the Human Services program are qualified to work in a variety of fields that require a basic understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of human behavior. Students will develop an understanding of how to assist others in managing their behavior in order to achieve their full potential in educational, social, therapeutic and vocational settings.
The choice of electives and field placement in this curriculum permits students to select areas of special interest for a focus. Electives must be approved by the department head or advisor. Supervised field placements may be carried out at various approved agencies within the Midlands region.
The electives chosen by students to prepare them for certain specialties must be selected from the list of departmental electives found in the Human Services Student Handbook. Human Services students have transfer opportunities to USC, Columbia College, Springfield College and Limestone College upon completion of the HUS program at MTC.
The program is nationally accredited through the Councils
for Standards in Human Service Education.