Public Service Technology

Human ServicesHuman Services - Certificate

The Human Services certificate prepares students for work in a variety of settings in the Human Services field. The curriculum teaches intervention skills needed to work with individuals or groups to prevent dysfunction and to support self-sufficiency through role modeling, counseling, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, social support, and behavior modification.

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the Human Services certificate program have transfer opportunities to Coastal Carolina University through the baccalaureate program in Sociology or Psychology. The CCU Transfer Coordinator, located on HGTC Conway Campus, Building 1100, will provide detailed information. 

Credit Requirements: 61 semester credit hours

Career Outlook


Graduates will be qualified for employment in the following fields:
  • Mental health centers
  • Day treatment facilities
  • Group homes
  • Sheltered workshops
  • Substance abuse treatment programs
  • Eldercare facilities.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

See Program Requirements