Social and Human Services Department

The mission of the Social and Human Services Technology Program at Pitt Community College is to educate and empower graduates with knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for success in social and human service careers and for life.

Social and Human Services: Your Gateway to the Helping Field

The Social and Human Services Department at Pitt Community College is your gateway to an entry-level position in the helping field. You will be introduced to the field and the basic skills of managing groups, conducting client interviews, and developing practical skills through applied coursework. Our mission is to educate and empower graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for success in social and human service careers and for life.

We offer three AAS degree options: General Social and Human Services, Social Services, and Addiction and Recovery Studies. You may also choose from a diploma in Social and Human Services or a certificate in Addiction and Recovery Studies.

Why Choose Pitt Community College for a Social and Human Services Program?

We offer a quality Human Services program at a competitive price, with concentrations in Social Services and Addiction and Recovery Studies. Other highlights of the Social and Human Services Department include:

• Our expert faculty hold multiple credentials in various areas of social and human services and have decades of experience in the field, including crisis intervention, domestic violence, addiction and recovery, counseling, and family therapy.

• All courses are offered online for each program concentration.

• Faculty have experience with local agencies and offer personalized career advising to help all students succeed in their academic and career goals.

• The College offers numerous clubs related to academic and social interests, and we partner with community stakeholders for both on- and off-campus networking events connected to the program and the field.

Career Opportunities for Social and Human Services Program Graduates

Typical job opportunities for Social and Human Services graduates include work in nonprofit agencies focusing on various issues in social and human service, diverse populations, and individual of all ages. Graduates have gone on to work in crisis counseling, domestic violence, social services, case management, and addiction services.

Get Started in Social and Human Services!