Human Services Technology (A45380)

What is Human Services Technology?

Human Services are designed to promote or enhance the personal well-being of individuals. The Human Services Technology degree at CPCC provides students with a basic body of knowledge and skills that will prepare students to be effective in a wide range of human service agencies. Within the Human Services Program, students may choose to concentrate in either Developmental Disabilities, Human Services Technology, or Substance Abuse.

  • is one of the largest industries in America
  • 12% of the people employed in the United States work in this field
  • has evolved over the years into a network of programs and agencies that provide an array of services to millions of Americans

Program Description
Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Course work will provide an understanding of the personal, psychological and social impact of issues such as:

Domestic violence Child abuse and neglect
Homelessness Mental illness
HIV/AIDS Substance abuse
Teen pregnancy Developmental disabilities

More information about certificates offered by the program can be found at our Certificates page.

Human Services Library Research Resources

At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.

    • Earn your Human Services Technology degree in two years.
    • Learn from field-experienced instructors.
    • Gain valuable hands-on experience before you graduate.
    • Complete your degree at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school.
    • Start now! New classes begin in the fall and spring semester.

Program Performance Data and Outcomes

Careers in Human Services Technology

The human services industry continues to seek experienced professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the population's evolving needs.  As a result, careers in fields like human services technology continue to be an attractive career option for many of today's graduates.

Human Services is one of the fastest growing professions heading into the next century. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, child care and educational agencies.

This profession offers both variety in the workplace and competitive salaries.  In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook , varying human services occupations earned a median annual wage of $25,200-$60,000, in May 2012.


Upon graduation, qualifying students will be eligible to become a Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP™). The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) created this credentialing for human services practitioners seeking to advance their careers by acquiring independent verification of their practical knowledge and educational background.

Program Chair Human Services Technology--Tommy Lopez, 704-330-6153 and/or

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If you would like to explore this opportunity within human services, apply today!

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