SCC Students Volunteer at Local Habitat for Humanity

Pictured are from left to right: Stormy Douglas (Locust), Kelly Deal, and Shana Poole, HS Club Advisor and
Human Services Technology Alumna (Albemarle). Students not pictured (but helped organize the project) include Keshia Dowe (Badin),
Amber Young (Badin), and Candice Gelvin (Gold Hill). Also not pictured - Kara Finch, Human Services Technology Program Head and Club Advisor.


On Saturday, March 6, a group of Stanly Community College (SCC) Human Services (HS) students organized a community service project and volunteered at the Stanly County Habitat for Humanity. The students were able to assist with the organizing and cleaning of the Habitat’s storage and media rooms. This event ran from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

“I want to thank the students for taking the time to volunteer for such a worthy cause, noted Kelly Deal, Human Services Instructor and Club Advisor at SCC. “The Stanly County Habitat for Humanity offers a unique volunteer opportunity for our students. It’s a great place for our students to demonstrate their generosity while gaining meaningful, hands-on experience.”

The Human Services Technology 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.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child-care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

The SCC Human Services Technology program has several options for those who wish to enter into the field: Human Services Technology degree, diploma, certificate, or high school pathway option; and the Human Services Technology Substance Abuse Degree or Certificate.

For more information, or to register for summer classes that start on May 21, contact Shannon Shepherd, SCC Success Coach, at (704) 991-0125 or sshepherd2420@stanly.edu or visit the College’s website at http://catalog.stanly.edu/curriculum-programs-study/human-services-technology/