Human Services

Human Services - Mental Health
A.A.S./Certificate

Human Services

The mission of the Human Services program is to educate and prepare future human services professionals to work in a variety of settings and organizations. This program prepares students for careers in various agencies and programs providing direct services to individuals, families, or communities.

The mission of the Human Services program is to educate and prepare future human services professionals to work in a variety of settings and organizations.  This program prepares students for careers in various agencies and programs providing direct services to individuals, families, or communities.

The Human Services program offers a unique blend of child, family, and community relationship studies; intergroup conflict management; crisis and intervention training; and case management handling that provides a base of practical knowledge and skills. 

The Human Services Technology degree and the Human Services and Substance Abuse Studies Certificate may be completed 100% online.

Programs

Title Credential Credit Hours Link to program details
Human Services Technology A.A.S. Degree 68 ‌‌
Human Services & Substance Abuse Studies Certificate Certificate 17 ‌‌

Career Opportunities

The Human Services program is a professional studies-based program, leading directly to job placement upon graduation. In addition, graduates will be prepared for transfer to 4-year institutions and other professional programs. Graduates may acquire certification to become Human Services Board-Certified Practitioners (HS-BCP), Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), Peer Support Specialists and are prepared to work in diverse settings such as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, intellectual disability, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies, and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging.

Good to Know

Dr. Bo Bennett

Chair, Human Services

bobennett@abtech.edu

828-398-7465

 

Sean Banks, MS 

Adjunct Faculty, Human Services

seanbanks@abtech.edu

 

Natasha Cramer, MS, NBCC, LCMHC

Adjunct Faculty, Human Services

natashacramer@abtech.edu

 

Jaymie Rowe, MA, LCAS, LMFT, CCS  

Adjunct Faculty, Human Services

jaymielrowe@abtech.edu