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.
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
Mental Health Technician
Chemical Dependency Technician
Gerontology Activity Director
Resident Care Aid
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.
Abbeville County DSS
Abbeville Area Medical Center
Abbeville County School District
Abbeville County Sheriff's Department
Abbeville Nursing Home
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
Greenwood Active Day Center
Greenwood County Sheriff's Department
Greenwood District 50
John de la Howe School