Human Services

Human Services Menu


285 Jay Street
Academic Complex 805 (A-805)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: 718-260-5135

Welcome to the Department of Human Services


Jan 29th – May 17th

Students MUST send three documents to the Advisor:
  1. Completed Advisement Guide
  2. Student Degree Works Audit (no screenshots)
  3. CityTech Transcript (no screenshots, only documents)
  4. Be patient, as you may have to re-do your Advisement Guide before entering or re-entering the zoom advisement room.
  5. When you join, you will be put into the WAITING ROOM first. Please wait patiently before an advisor let you in. You will be allowed to enter the meeting room once an advisor is finished with a student before you.

Important Dates:

Feb 4th: Last day to add a class/last day to drop without the grade of WD
Feb 18th: Last day to drop a course without the grade of W
March 22-26th: On-line registration for Summer & Fall 2021 begins.
May 1st: Last day to submit your pre-application for HUS 2305/HUS4701

Date Time Professor Meeting ID PW Zooom Link
Monday 2:00 – 4:00 pm Dr. Garfinkle 445 878 3501 Link
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 n. Dr. Diaz 914 9505 0167 MDiaz
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Dr. Shepard 846 0416 1021 548690 Link
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Prof. Powell 969 4212 4009 Link
Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Dr. Dewan 981 2599 5867 Link
4:00 – 6:00 pm Dr. Pawlukewicz 987 3789 7453 Link
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Prof. Powell 939 1873 2192 Link
Thursday 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Dr. Ayala Email:
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Dr. Diaz 914 9505 0167 MDiaz
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Prof. Powell 956 4098 7155 Link

Mission Statement

The Human Services Department of New York College of Technology educates students to be change agents, working with individuals, groups, and communities.

What is Human Services?

Human Services is a profession that is a learned craft, coupled with the social, cultural, economic, political and biological aspects of a society. In addition, individuals, family and communities are often the focus of agents in need of services, which a human service professional can provide. To deliver these services, the human service student is exposed to various professional and liberal arts learning at CityTech, where the associate and bachelor human service degree curriculum aids in this important preparation. Students then apply this knowledge to quality direct practice, using their educational skills in multiple employment arenas of their choice.

A degree in human services prepares students to work in the large field of social services. This can include attending to disorders (developmental/intellectual, physical, mental health/substance use), child and family welfare, older adults/gerontology, victim related services, social/legal advocacy and several at- risk/vulnerable populations in need of well-being. CityTech offers curriculum in health, mental health, counseling, case management, advocacy, entitlements, cultural competency, internship field practice, research and management-all which establish a foundation for community based practice in multiple facets of service delivery.

Human service students showcase their professional skills in settings which often include hospitals, behavioral health centers, nursing homes, schools, shelters, community based agencies, and within public health and social justice initiatives. Students utilize their skill set to conduct intakes, assessments, treatment plans, referrals, lead groups, complete research and data collection, counseling, promote community needs, prepare grants, budgeting and advocacy, as well as understanding the navigation of the larger social service system. Students practice these skills in four semesters of internship and acquire knowledge of the operation of community based agencies, as well as the types of care and services a human service worker can provide.

Often, the Human Services Associate Degree student will transfer early into the Bachelor of Science Degree program, recognizing the increased educational and employment opportunities that support the profession. Afterwards, many graduates pursue higher education in related fields: Masters in Social Work; Mental Health Counseling; Disability Services; Clinical Psychology, Education; Guidance, Public Health and Public Administration.

The comprehensive, generalist, human services curriculum at CityTech prepares students for an all inclusive experience in field, from pursuing experiences as a counselor, outreach worker, residence manager, social worker, probation officer, disability specialist, addictions counselor, patient advocate, recreation worker, health educator, advocate, to graduate student, the human service degree 'opens doors' that have a common mission, and educational requirement. Since the field is broad, students have several options to hone their acquired human service skills, and an associate degree-leading to the bachelors-is one of the best preparations.


Our degree programs are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

Human Services Department Statement of Program Philosophy

The New York City College of Technology, Human Services Department trains students in the theory and practice of human services to become reflective practitioners and change agents, supporting multiple facets of health, while working from case to cause to have a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities.