Overview

Human services professionals work in many different careers and with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. If you like working with people, this is a great field.

Students completing the Human Services program are qualified to work in a variety of settings 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.

Career opportunities exist in youth services, disabilities and special needs, substance abuse, geriatric services, child development programs, child and family services, and mental health programs. There are also opportunities in the area of general social services, as the foundation in behavioral science can be applied in a wide variety of areas. The choice of electives and field placements enables students to prepare for specific interests in the areas that they feel best suited to work in. Students are also able to transfer to the college or university of their choice.

Learning experiences for students in the Human Services program are provided on Airport Campus during the day and Beltline Campus at night. Required practicums and internships take place at local organizations in the Midlands community.

To complete the Human Services program, students must obtain a “C” or better in all HUS courses. A 20-hour practicum is required as part of HUS 101, Introduction to Human Services. Additionally, two supervised field placements of 150 hours each are required. The program director is responsible for approving students for field placement based upon documented readiness. SLED or background checks may be required of student interns by some agencies. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from practicum and field placement sites.

Accreditation

As a member of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), MTC’s program provides graduates with the opportunity to earn a Human Services Board-Certified Practitioner (HSBCP) credential. The Human Services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(13 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
HUS-102 Pers & Prof Dev in the Help Prof

Pers & Prof Dev in the Help Prof

ID: HUS-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a greater awareness of self through values clarification activities, reflective writing, etc., and to understand how attitudes, values and beliefs impact both their personal and professional lives.

3
HUS-230 Interviewing Techniques

Interviewing Techniques

ID: HUS-230

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the development of skills necessary for interviews in various organizational settings. Students in human services will use these skills and knowledge later on their supervised field placements.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 2
(12 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
HUS-101 Introduction to Human Services

Introduction to Human Services

ID: HUS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an overview of the field of human services. Role responsibilities, problems, boundaries, and strategies of human service workers are included. This course also includes an overview of agencies in the service area, curriculum requirements and career opportunities. A 20-hour practicum in a social service organization is required.

3
HUS-209 Case Management

Case Management

ID: HUS-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers accepted methods and strategies for effectively assessing client needs, accessing necessary provider agencies, and monitoring and properly documenting service delivery and client welfare.

3
PSY-203 Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

ID: PSY-203

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the physical, cognitive, and social factors affecting human growth, development, and potential.

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
HUS-250 Supervised Field Placement I

Supervised Field Placement I

ID: HUS-250

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes work experience assignments in selected human services agencies.

4
Approved HUS Elective 3
Semester 4
(12 Credit Hours)
HUS-235 Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

ID: HUS-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of the theory and practice of group dynamics. Emphasis is on the application of the value and use of the group process in specialized settings related to human services.

3
HUS-237 Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

ID: HUS-237

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the effects of crisis on people, the methods of intervention, and other use of multiple resources to reestablish individual function. Students are required to demonstrate mock crisis activities.

3
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

ID: SOC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, social groups and stratification, effects of population growth, and technology in society and social institutions.

3
Semester 5
(13 Credit Hours)
HUS-221 Prof Ethics in Human Services Practice

Prof Ethics in Human Services Practice

ID: HUS-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an in-depth analysis of human services ethics, application of NOHSE codes of ethics, and concepts and dilemmas specific to helping relationships.

3
BIO-112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-112

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.

4
CPT-101 Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers

ID: CPT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic computer history, theory and applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and the operating system.

3
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
HUS-251 Supervised Field Placement II

Supervised Field Placement II

ID: HUS-251

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes work assignments in selected human services agencies.

4
Approved HUS Elective 3
      Total Credit Hours 64
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,032.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(10 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
HUS-102 Pers & Prof Dev in the Help Prof

Pers & Prof Dev in the Help Prof

ID: HUS-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a greater awareness of self through values clarification activities, reflective writing, etc., and to understand how attitudes, values and beliefs impact both their personal and professional lives.

3
HUS-230 Interviewing Techniques

Interviewing Techniques

ID: HUS-230

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the development of skills necessary for interviews in various organizational settings. Students in human services will use these skills and knowledge later on their supervised field placements.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
HUS-101 Introduction to Human Services

Introduction to Human Services

ID: HUS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an overview of the field of human services. Role responsibilities, problems, boundaries, and strategies of human service workers are included. This course also includes an overview of agencies in the service area, curriculum requirements and career opportunities. A 20-hour practicum in a social service organization is required.

3
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
Approved HUS Elective 3
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
HUS-209 Case Management

Case Management

ID: HUS-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers accepted methods and strategies for effectively assessing client needs, accessing necessary provider agencies, and monitoring and properly documenting service delivery and client welfare.

3
HUS-237 Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

ID: HUS-237

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the effects of crisis on people, the methods of intervention, and other use of multiple resources to reestablish individual function. Students are required to demonstrate mock crisis activities.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

ID: SOC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, social groups and stratification, effects of population growth, and technology in society and social institutions.

3
HUS-235 Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

ID: HUS-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of the theory and practice of group dynamics. Emphasis is on the application of the value and use of the group process in specialized settings related to human services.

3
HUS-221 Prof Ethics in Human Services Practice

Prof Ethics in Human Services Practice

ID: HUS-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an in-depth analysis of human services ethics, application of NOHSE codes of ethics, and concepts and dilemmas specific to helping relationships.

3
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
HUS-250 Supervised Field Placement I

Supervised Field Placement I

ID: HUS-250

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes work experience assignments in selected human services agencies.

4
CPT-101 Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers

ID: CPT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic computer history, theory and applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and the operating system.

3
Semester 7
(10 Credit Hours)
PSY-203 Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

ID: PSY-203

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the physical, cognitive, and social factors affecting human growth, development, and potential.

3
BIO-112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-112

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.

4
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
Semester 8
(7 Credit Hours)
HUS-251 Supervised Field Placement II

Supervised Field Placement II

ID: HUS-251

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes work assignments in selected human services agencies.

4
Approved HUS Elective 3
      Total Credit Hours 64
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,032.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Counselor

Counselors conduct a psychosocial assessment, facilitate individual and group educational sessions to clients with alcoholism and drug dependence, and facilitate intake with new clients entering substance abuse treatment.

Projected Job Growth

+50.7

Average Annual Salary

36,334

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Hospitals

Careers

Guardian Ad Litem

A guardian ad litems serves as an advocate for children who are abused or neglected. They interview children and family members, investigative inquiries to allegations of abuse/neglect, and attend court hearings.

Projected Job Growth

+15.8

Average Annual Salary

29,695

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • State and County Court Systems

Careers

Case Manager Assistant

Case manager assistants help families with social life skills, conduct home visits, provide documentation, and provide generalized supervision of families with charges of abuse and/or neglect. They assist caseworkers with duties to help stabilize families for healthier lifestyles.

Projected Job Growth

+15.8

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • County Social Services Departments
  • Non-Profit Service Organizations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Continue Education to Receive a Bachelor’s Degree

MTC has articulation agreements with many local and out-of-state colleges and universities. After earning a Bachelor's Degree, students can continue their education to receive a Master’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work.