Academics

Human Services Program

One of the helping professions, a Human Services major will prepare you to work in a variety of service delivery agencies. With instruction designed to help you develop an understanding of the social and psychological influences on human behavior, you’ll be receiving the training you need to help others for a living.

Students can choose from a variety of electives that offer additional training for their particular area of interest. Graduates are prepared to work as entry level professionals in many different helping fields including the fields of mental retardation, mental health, addictions, aging, recreation, case management, and abuse. You’ll also complete a field placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to work at a variety of social service agencies in order to practice the skills you’ve learned under the supervision of professionals employed in the field.

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Career Information

Workers in this field may be required to teach daily living tasks to institutionalized clients, assist in facilitating group treatment, assist in interventions with individuals, plan and conduct activities and make home visits

Entry-level Positions

  • Mental Health Technician

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

  • Gerontology Activity Director

  • Resident Care Aid

  • Case Manager

  • Youth Counselor

  • Activities Coordinator

  • Medication Technician

  • Residential Assistant


For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program.

Employers of Piedmont Technical College Alumni include:

  • Abbeville County DSS

  • Abbeville Area Medical Center

  • Abbeville County School District

  • Abbeville County Sheriff's Department

  • Abbeville Nursing Home

  • Assisting Angels

  • Babcock Center

  • Beckman Center

  • Burton Center

  • Connie Maxwell Children's Home

  • CrossRoads Pregnancy Center

     

  • Department of Social Services

  • E B Morse Elementary School

  • Edgefield County School District

  • EvenStart Child Care Center

  • Guardian Ad Litem

  • GLEAMNS

  • Greenwood Active Day Center

  • Greenwood County Sheriff's Department

  • Greenwood District 50

  • John de la Howe School

  • More ...