Philosophy of Human Services Technology: The Human Services Technology curriculum trains and prepares graduates to fulfill a wide range of consumer and community needs in a variety of human service settings. Students are adequately prepared to empower people to live a more satisfying, autonomous, and productive lifestyle, through the acquisition of knowledge gained through liberal arts education, human services education, gerontology/substance studies, integrated with work-based learning experiences. A major strongpoint of the program is the emphasis placed on experiential learning with real life scenarios. Upon completion of the HST program, students will be able to implement acquired skills and knowledge in a personal and/or professional setting to improve the quality of life for society.
Mission: The mission of the Human Services Technology Program at Vance-Granville Community College is to meet the educational needs of students in the areas of human services to contribute to the social, cultural, economic, and political well-being of the community.
Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.
The VGCC Human Service Technology Program is fully accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE) . The Council promotes excellence in human service education, provide quality assurance, and support standards of performance and practice throughout the accreditation process. Students graduating from the accredited programs are eligible to apply for the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential.