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Human Services Technology

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Human Services Technology (HST) program will prepare you to work in a variety of settings while helping others lead more satisfying, autonomous and productive lives.

The program emphasizes experiential learning and offers liberal arts education, human service courses and specialty courses through a combination of classroom, online, laboratory and work-based training.

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Human Services Technology — Associate in Applied Science
  • Human Services Technology — Diploma


Employment opportunities include positions in:

  • Mental health
  • Childcare
  • Family and social services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Correction and educational agencies

You may also choose to continue your education through a variety of transfer programs at other colleges and universities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

National Organization for Human Services


Human Services Technology Admission Fact Sheet (PDF)

Human Services Technology Handbook (PDF)

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid (PDF)

Curriculum Guides

Associate in Applied Science in Human Services Technology Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Human Services Technology Diploma Curriculum Guide (PDF)