CCC&TI Will Launch Human Services Technology Program in Fall 2019

HUDSON, NC (January 18, 2019) — To meet the needs of local health care providers, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) has added two new degree programs that will train social and human services assistants, as well as mental health professionals.

Beginning in Fall 2019, CCC&TI’s Caldwell Campus in Hudson will offer 2-year Associate in Applied Science degrees in Human Services Technology and Human Services Technology with a concentration in Mental Health. Approved by the CCC&TI Board of Trustees on Jan. 16, the programs prepare students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide social, community and educational services, as well as at mental health treatment centers.

Driving the addition of the programs is a growing demand for human services and mental health workers, CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch said. Specifically, Caldwell UNC Healthcare’s new mental health facility in Lenoir and Appalachian Regional Healthcare in the High Country need workers in these areas, Poarch said.

“This is a direct response from us to meet the needs of our local industry,” Poarch said. “I feel really good about what we’re doing to support our community with these programs.”

CCC&TI is now taking applications for the Human Services Technology programs with the first classes beginning in August 2019. For more information about the program or to apply, please contact Amy Huffman at 828-726-2710.