Human Services Technology (A4538o)

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Tommy Lopez

Left, Maurice McDonald, Human Services Instructor and Faculty Advisor for the Human Service Club and Right, Tommy Lopez Program Chair Human Services Technology;

What is Human Services?

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

- Schmolling, Youketes & Burger, (1993). Human Services in Contemporary America, Brookes/Cole Pub. Co.

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
  • Substance abuse
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Aging


Career Opportunities

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.

Future career outlook for Human Services Professionals.


Internships and Requirements: Click Here

The Internship is the capstone of the Human Services Technology Program. Students are placed in Internships at an area agency during the last year of the Program. Internships allow students the opportunity for first-hand experience in the Human Services field. It is an occasion for students to network with other professionals in the workplace.

Internship Pointers for Perspective Interns
How should I go about securing an Internship site.

Internship Locations: click here

This handbook is designed to familiarize you with information about the four Human Services Programs offered at CPCC. Please read through this information carefully.

It is intended to help with your academic and career goals. This handbook is intended to be a useful guide throughout your education in Human Services at CPCC. Updated instructions will be distributed periodically.

This information is not intended to replace regular contact with your Academic Advisor or Program Chair. Please make sure you contact your Academic Advisor or Program Chair before registering for each semester.



Click here for OSHA information

National Organization of Human Service Education is an organization for faculty and students in the Human Services fields. They can be located at:

What is a Human Services Practitioner?

The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) created the Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP™) with the assistance of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) in consultation with the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The credentialing process was designed for human services practitioners seeking to advance their careers by acquiring independent verification of their practical knowledge and educational background.(