Program Description

The Human Services Associate Degree program trains people to provide education, support, care, advocacy and/or crisis intervention in a human service agency. Learners acquire the skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities. Key components of this degree include: cultural awareness and an understanding of diverse cultural groups, a responsible attitude, commitment to serve others and effective communication skills. Learners will gain occupational experience through Internship 1 and Internship 2 or will engage in the community through Service Learning.

Approximate Cost

$12,921
Tuition: $9608 , Books: $3313

Starting Salary

$33,485
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Cultivate professional relationships
  • Apply human services interventions and best practices
  • Utilize community resources
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Uphold the Ethical Standards and Values for Human Service Professionals
  • Model a commitment to cultural competence

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Youth Behavior Specialist
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Youth and Adult Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker

Courses

The Human Services Associate Degree is a 60–61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING 3.00
UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3.00
METHODS OF SOCIAL CASEWORK 3.00
GROUP COUNSELING METHODS 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Third Term

BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT 3.00
PROFESSIONAL READINESS 1.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00
ISSUES IN CHILD MALTREATMENT 3.00
CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT 3.00
INTERNSHIP 1 2.00
SERVICE LEARNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES: INTRODUCTION AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP 2.00
SPEECH 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00

Fourth Term

HUMAN SEXUALITY 3.00
SUBSTANCE USE & FAMILY SYSTEMS 1.00
EXCEPTIONAL PERSON 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY 3.00
COUNSELING THEORY & TACTICS 3.00
INTERNSHIP 2 2.00
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN FIELDWORK 1.00
SERVICE LEARNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES: LEADERSHIP AND CREATING CHANGE ACTION PROJECT 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Ashford University B.A. in Health and Human Services
Cardinal Stritch University B.A. in Psychology
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Human Services
Lakeland University Psychology
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Northland College Sociology and Social Justice
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Rasmussen College Human Services
Upper Iowa University Human Services
Upper Iowa University Human Services for SW Training Certificate
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Green Bay BS in Psychology
UW Milwaukee Community Engagement and Education (CEED)
UW Oshkosh B.S. in Human Services Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stevens Point Family and Consumer Sciences-Child, Youth and Family Studies
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management
UW Stout Human Development and Family Studies
UW Superior Social Work

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Locally located internship sites cannot be guaranteed. Students may have to move or drive a distance in order to complete internship courses. Scheduled internship attendance days and times for which students must be available vary by agency. Program faculty select, assign, and maintain college contracts with internship sites.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.