Major in Human Services (HUSV) Associate Degree in Applied Science – 63/64 Semester Hours

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services targets those individuals who have a strong desire to help others within their community. The Human Services professional is an important link to helping others fulfill their potential. The Associate Degree provides students with the necessary core knowledge to maximize their success in providing a positive impact for clients. The program requires all graduates to complete two semesters of field placement where students will experience on-the-job training in a community facility. Course work includes topics that will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in federal, state, and local service organizations.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services prepares graduates to work in environments that provide assistance to various populations, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or mental illness, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, people with chemical dependencies, and many others. The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

Prior to HUS 250 and HUS 251 students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

Enrollment Data

HUS Enrollment Fall 2019-2021

Student Achievement Indicators

Human Services AAS Outcomes Assessment (PDF)
Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Mission – To prepare graduates for employment in numerous helping professions and/or transfer to baccalaureate programs in human services or related fields. Graduates have the skills, knowledge and ethics of the human service discipline in order to provide services in a wide variety of agency programs and community settings.

2018-19 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify components of the interview/assessment process and applications.
  2. Develop awareness of their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles and limitations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of issues related to the ethical standards of the human services profession and the ability to follow ethical guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of theories and skills in order to assist various human systems: families, small groups, organizations and social systems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to be productive and effective in a human services delivery system and an understanding of their role, abilities and limitations as an entry-level human services worker.
  6. Basic understanding of crisis intervention skills and applications.
  7. Demonstrate the knowledge of the history of the human services profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in systematic analysis of service needs; planning appropriate strategies, services, and implementation; and evaluation of outcomes.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes (PDF)

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The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823, ext. 423

M700B

The Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is a study of the art and science of directing a business toward its desired goals. The program develops management, communication, mathematics, and problem-solving skills required in supervisory and leadership positions. In addition, critical business topics such as accounting, economics, finance, and information processing technology are introduced.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration.


Program Contact:

Matthew Cady

Instructor, Accounting & Management

(803) 778-6665, ext. 265

M100G

The Computer Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program provides students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to use state-of-the-art computer systems to solve business and information systems related problems. The program focuses on developing problem-solving and decision-making skills employing microcomputers and associated technology. The curriculum includes three certificate programs consisting of courses in programming, cybersecurity; students may also pursue a concentration in networking or as an alternative to the certificate, a concentration in cybersecurity. These advanced courses allow students to choose a specific career path in the information systems field. 

The utilization of popular microcomputer word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software packages is required for successful completion of the microcomputer courses. Programming courses in Smart BASIC, Python, Node. JS, Java, and JavaScript are also included in the curriculum. To complement the language development courses, students must successfully complete studies in operating systems, Internet communications, database design and management, and computer systems hardware and software maintenance. Upper-level courses in the curriculum include both the theory and hands-on application of data communications technology, local area networks (LANs), programming, web development, and systems analysis and design procedures. Authorized certification course materials (MOS, ITF+, A+, Network+, Security+, MCSE, MTA, and CCNA) are used in a variety of the courses. Students are encouraged to obtain appropriate professional certifications.

Career opportunities include computer operator, hardware/software technician, application programmer, program­mer/analyst, network manager, network administrator, applications specialist, web specialist, end-user support technician, information security analyst or help-desk specialist. 

The Computer Technology Associate Degree Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMPT curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

Certificate Programs and Concentration(s)
Prior to the beginning of the fall semester of their second year of study, students in consultation with their academic advisor, should choose a certificate program or concentration as an area of specialization.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology


Program Contact:

Larry Foote

Instructor, Computer Science

(803) 778-7842, ext. 442

M490B

The Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program seeks to develop an understanding of the causes and the prevention of crime, impacts of human behavior, the legal system, and the organization and conduct of criminal justice functions. The curriculum provides essential knowledge of the functions and prevalent problems of criminal justice agencies and the organizational, legal, and social context within which they operate. The program meets the needs of in-service students who seek to improve their professional qualifications and of those students who are preparing for employment with criminal justice agencies.


Career opportunities include employment with municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies and court systems; industrial/retail security; social service agencies; juvenile justice; and correctional agencies. In addition, Central Carolina Criminal Justice Technology courses may be used for recertification credit with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Courses in this program are offered during the day, evening, and through distance learning. Once admitted, students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in each major course.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Law, Public Service, and Corrections & Security.

Specific/Special Admission Information

Students should be aware that many positions in the Criminal Justice field require no previous criminal convictions (i.e., DUI, bad check convictions, open container convictions, excessive traffic convictions, etc.). A favorable credit history may also be required as a requirement for employment.

Program Contact:

Patina Calhoun

Academic Program Manager, Criminal Justice Technology

(803) 774-3379, ext. 379

M127B

The Early Care and Education Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of educational and child care programs for children from birth through school age. Recent research and interest in the importance of education of children during the first three years of life has provided for a growing number of new opportunities in the field. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, public schools, childcare, after-school care, public or private preschools or kindergartens, or working with children with special needs.

Courses in the program are available in a variety of formats.

Students entering this program of study must furnish a copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Early Care and Education does not lead to teacher licensure, but opportunities for transfer to senior colleges and universities are available. The T.E.A.C.H. South Carolina Scholarship program may be available for persons already employed in child care.

*Required for student to obtain the South Carolina Early Childhood Credential.

**Required for students to obtain the South Carolina School-Age Credential

***Intended for those desiring to transfer.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Education & Training.

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Care and Education is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from June 2021 through July 2028. 

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Program Contact:

Leslie Williams

Department Chair, Early Care and Education

(803) 778-7818, ext. 418

M700A

The Natural Resources Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare students for a career in the management and protection of natural resources. Success in this field requires the technician to have a broad background in the biological and agricultural sciences as well as manual skills. This is achieved through a balance between classroom time, distance learning, and outdoor learning activities. Successful graduates will know the proper use, development, conservation, and management of wildlife, wetlands, and woodlands and the ecosystems that support them.

Students can take the entire program online, but those looking for hands-on experiential learning can take the Technicians Skills courses. This series of classes require hands-on labs held at select locations throughout the semester. The student discuss these options with their academic advisor at the beginning of the program of study.

Career opportunities exist with landowners; local, state, and federal agencies; and private industry engaged in the development and wise stewardship of natural resources. Students in this program. have flexible education options for transfer to four-year degree programs and entry directly into the field as technicians.

This program is an online program.

*Students interested in the online program format may substitute the NRM Technician Skills I, II, III courses with an online Departmental Elective.

**PHI 110 Ethics recommended as the Humanities/Fine Arts elective.

***Students who are interested in law enforcement careers in the NRM field are encouraged to take CRJ 101 as their Social/Behavioral Science Elective.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources.


Program Contact:

Jaymi Godfrey

Instructor, Natural Resources Management

(803) 778-7873, ext. 473

A120

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares graduates to function as competent registered nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity and use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the nursing program.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College at the Health Sciences Center located in Sumter, South Carolina is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of nursing, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, Phone (803) 896-4300, https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/.

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing, the South Carolina Technical College System, and ACEN.

Successful completion of the ADN program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a registered nurse.


Program Contact:

Taylor DuBose

Department Chair, Nursing

(803) 778-7806, ext. 406

H177

The Transition Nursing Option provides qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN) and qualified paramedics the opportunity for advanced placement into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The ADN program prepares graduates to function as competent nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity, use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the nursing program.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404)975-5000 www.acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The ADN program prepares graduates to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, (803)896-4300, https://llr.sc.gov/nurse.

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing, the South Carolina Technical College System, and ACEN.

Successful completion of the ADN program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a registered nurse.


Program Contact:

Taylor DuBose

Department Chair, Nursing

(803) 778-7806, ext. 406

H177

The General Technology Associate Degree program is intended for students who find it necessary to design a program to meet specific individual needs. It is to be used sparingly and should not be used in lieu of an approved major. To enroll in the General Technology program, the student must meet with an assigned academic advisor to determine a curriculum plan. Acceptance into the program must be approved by the appropriate department chair.


Major in General Technology (GNTC), Associate Degree in Applied Science Secondary Technical Specialty in Fire Science

60 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College will award exemption credit for Certification Training from the National Fire Academy or the South Carolina Fire Academy. Up to 24 hours of exemption credit will awarded based on the criteria set forth by the South Carolina Technical College System. Exemption credit will be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Major in General Technology after the first semester of successful college course work and used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Specialty and Additional Technical Course requirements. The other coursework necessary to complete the associate degree will be determined by the academic advisor in consultation with the student and defined in an individual Student Program Plan.


Major in General Technology (GNTC), Associate Degree in Applied Science Secondary Technical Specialty in Electrical Lineworker

60 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College will award exemption credit for Certification Training from the Northwest Lineman College. Up to 24 hours of exemption credit will be awarded based on the criteria set forth by the South Carolina Technical College System. Exemption credit will be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Major in General Technology after the first semester of successful college course work and used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Specialty and Additional Technical Course requirements. The other coursework necessary to complete the associate degree will be determined by the advisor in consultation with the student and defined in an individual Student Program Plan.

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The Teacher Education Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare individuals for transfer to a 4-year institution majoring in Education for Teacher Licensure in one of the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, or Physical Education.

Courses in the program are available in a variety of formats.

Students transferring into a professional program for Teacher Education must earn a grade of “C” or better on all degree coursework, pass or exempt PRAXIS I, and be able to pass a Criminal Background Check.


Program Contact:

Leslie Williams

Department Chair, Early Care and Education

(803) 778-7818, ext. 418

M700A