• The Human Services Technology/Addiction and Recovery Studies Counseling Certificate is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's or master’s degree in a human services-related field. The certificate may assist students in meeting the educational requirements for certification and/or licensure from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.

    Classes are offered seated, hybrid and online. Some courses are not offered in the online format, so the certificate cannot be completed completely online.

  • The Human Services Technology/Addiction and Recovery Studies Intervention Certificate is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's or master’s degree in a human services-related field. The certificate may assist students in meeting the educational requirements for certification and/or licensure from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.

    Classes are offered seated, hybrid and online. Some courses are not offered in the online format, so the certificate cannot be completed completely online.

  • The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work for older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging.

    Course work includes physical, psychological and social aspects of the aging process, as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise and well-being. Fieldwork experiences provide opportunities to work in a variety of public and private agencies.

    Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and rest homes, specialized adult care services, respite services and other programs servicing older adults and their families.

    This certificate is designed for individuals who are enrolled in other Human Services programs and would like additional education on gerontology or who are in professions where they will be exposed to older adults. For example, this will provide increased knowledge for individuals in the field of nursing, health care, child care and business.

  • The Human Services Technology/Mental Health Intervention Certificate program is designed for individuals whose primary responsibility is not mental health-focused but for whom knowledge of human services and mental health issues and resources would be beneficial.

    Professionals in the following fields might benefit from completing the Mental Health Intervention Certificate program:

    • Criminal justice
    • Nursing
    • Gerontology
    • Medicine/health
    • Business
    • Addiction treatment 

    The certificate program in mental health is also appropriate for students studying to become professionals in the above fields, as well as students in other, human service-related disciplines:

    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Social work
    • Mental health