Starting in the 2013 Fall semester — Aug. 15 - Dec. 13 Southwestern Community College will be offering two complete Health Sciences programs at the Macon campus. Students will be able to complete their Human Services Technology (HST) or Substance Abuse Treatment (SAB) degree entirely in Franklin.
The HST curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide social, community and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses that prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies.
The HST/SAB concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-year degrees. Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists.
For more information on these programs, visit www.southwesterncc.edu or call (828)339-4000.