Social and Human Services

PCC’s Social and Human Services Program: Your Gateway to the Helping Field

The Social and Human Services program is the gateway to an entry-level position in the helping field in institutions and agencies that provide social, community, and educational services. Earning a Social and Human Services degree will introduce you to the field and the basic skills of managing groups, conducting client interviews, and developing case management skills.

Along with core courses, you will take courses that prepare you for specialization in specific human service areas and from a variety of disciplines. Your core courses emphasize the development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in social and human services.

For more information regarding the Social and Human Services program, contact Lynda Civils, Department Chair at 252-493-7283 or lscivils854@my.pittcc.edu.

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

There are several benefits to our Social and Human Services program that distinguish us from other social and human services programs, including:

  • Expert faculty. 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.
  • Convenience. We are centrally located in eastern North Carolina, and most classes can be completed online.
  • Personalized career advising. Faculty have experience with local agencies and offer personalized career advising to help all students succeed in their academic and career goals.
  • Vibrant student life. The College offers several clubs related to academic and social interests. We also partner with community stakeholders for both on- and off-campus networking events connected to the program and field.
  • Respect from employers. Our students are sought out by local agencies and receive high praise from employers.

Career Opportunities for Social and Human Services Program Graduates

Typical social and human services jobs include work in nonprofit agencies focusing on multiple social and human service issues and populations. Our graduates have gone on to work in crisis counseling, domestic violence, social services, and addiction services.

Approximately 55 percent of our Social and Human Services graduates are employed in social and human services jobs or are pursuing additional education within three months of graduation.

Our graduates have gone on to earn BA/BS degrees in social work, psychology, rehabilitation studies, human services, substance abuse and addiction studies, and family science. At the graduate level, students have earned MA/MS degrees in addiction prevention and treatment, counseling, human development and family science, marriage and family therapy, and social work.

Mental Health
Family Services
Case Management
Addiction and Recovery Services
Developmental Centers
Public Health
Educational Agencies

Introduction to Human Services
Group Dynamics
Interviewing Techniques
Counseling Theories & Skills
Diversity, Ethics, and Trends
Case Management
Crisis and Intervention Principles
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology

Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the Social and Human Services discipline.