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
GENERAL BIOLOGY 4.00
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Third Term

BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT 3.00
COUNSELING THEORY & TACTICS 3.00
CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT 3.00
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
SPEECH 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00

Fourth Term

HUMAN SEXUALITY 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO SUDC 1.00
ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS 3.00
MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES IN THE AGING POPULATION 3.00
SUBSTANCE USE & FAMILY SYSTEMS 1.00
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELING INTERNSHIP 5.00
PROFESSIONAL READINESS 1.00
SERVICE LEARNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES: INTRODUCTION AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP 2.00
SERVICE LEARNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES: LEADERSHIP AND CREATING CHANGE ACTION PROJECT 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (10520101)

3.00

Examine the evolution of the human services field. Distinguish the various types of human service agencies and occupations available in the field. Demonstrate the qualities of the field professionals. Complete 10 hours of community service at an agency of learner's choice outside of class time. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in the human services professions. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING (10520115)

3.00

Ascertain foundational building block skills in the counseling relationship. Establish therapeutic relationship skills. Apply basic counseling techniques. Evaluate performance through mock counseling sessions and personal experience reflections. Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION (10550110)

3.00

Explore the history of drug use along with the changing historical trends of abuse. Examine various types of addictions. Depict the biology of psychoactive drugs as well as the etiology of addiction. Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Second Term

BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS (10520102)

3.00

Analyze case scenarios to practice the process of ethical decision making. Evaluate the ethical codes of the helping professions to increase ability to apply these ethical principles to a variety of scenarios. Determine professional boundary issues. Incorporate ethical standards into decision making processes. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

METHODS OF SOCIAL CASEWORK (10520108)

3.00

Practice case management techniques and supervision. Incorporate intake assessment techniques. Create a plan of service, coordinate care. Utilize referral techniques. Demonstrate client self-determination (autonomy). Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. This course consists of 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab.

GROUP COUNSELING METHODS (10520140)

3.00

Determine stages of group process. Apply group counseling techniques specific to targeted populations. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in group counseling. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

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GENERAL BIOLOGY (10806114)

4.00

Introduces general biological concepts and principles. Emphasis is on cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and taxonomical relationships. Consideration is also given to diversity among the various kingdoms.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Biology

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (10809188)

3.00

Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Human Growth & Development

Third Term

BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT (10520104)

3.00

Examine signs and symptoms specific to mental health diagnosis across the lifespan as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Explore and differentiate diagnostic techniques and behavioral examination instruments. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in behavior assessment. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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COUNSELING THEORY & TACTICS (10520119)

3.00

Summarize the history and explore the primary concepts of the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy in current use. Examine the empirical foundations of each theory. Review examples of how each method is applied to clients. Apply specific techniques of each approach. Explore the role of the therapist/counselor within each approach. Determine the strengths and limitations of each approach. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when utilizing advanced counseling tactics with clients. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT (10520143)

3.00

Explore techniques and approaches to crisis intervention and stress management for providers in the human services field. Determine strategies for initial intervention, diffusion and assessment, resolution and/or referral, with emphasis on safety. Explore physiological processes regarding the short and long term approach to stress. Determine secondary traumatization, burnout and remediation techniques. Evaluate critical incident debriefing. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found with crisis intervention and stress management. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (10550114)

1.00

Examine the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and the function of the organs and systems of the human body and brain. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found working with mental health and substance abuse services. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

SPEECH (10801198)

3.00

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process form the basis of the course.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

Fourth Term

HUMAN SEXUALITY (10520106)

3.00

Evaluate human sexual behavior across the lifespan. Evaluate the history of sex. Analyze sexology. Differentiate between gender roles. Identify physiological differences between sexes. Explore differences in sexual orientation, sexually transmitted diseases and methods of contraception. Analyze sexual abuse and sex for sale. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when discussing sexual issues with clients. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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INTRODUCTION TO SUDC (10550111)

1.00

Explore characteristics that are incorporated into substance abuse counseling and practice. Determine personal values, beliefs, strengths and weaknesses. Analyze the eight practice dimensions used to effectively treat substance use disorders: clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, patient, family and community education, documentation and professional and ethical responsibilities. Evaluate legal and ethical issues surrounding substance abuse counseling. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Utilize clinical supervision. Information will be provided in regard to Wisconsin licensing for substance abuse counseling. Assess boundaries and ethical issues. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS (10550115)

3.00

Examine addiction and its physical and psychological effects on the individual, family and society. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

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MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES IN THE AGING POPULATION (10550117)

3.00

Outlines a framework for understanding the interplay of medical, psychological, and social factors in frequently encountered problems among older adults. Delineates clear guidelines for assessing and treating such conditions as depression and anxiety, dementia, psychosis and mania, sleep disturbances, personality disorders, substance abuse, and suicidally. Explores the challenges of diagnosis as symptoms of substance abuse in older individuals sometimes mimic symptoms of other medical and behavioral disorders common among this population. Identifies ways to sustain seniors' independence and overall quality of life while enhancing their adaptive capacities. Assesses boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when working with the aging population. Applies reflective practitioner methods.

SUBSTANCE USE & FAMILY SYSTEMS (10550119)

1.00

Explores the effects of substance use on the family. Examine multigenerational family systems approach, which includes an examination of how each family member develops his/her coping mechanisms. Synthesize the issues of historical trauma, co-dependency, adult children of alcoholic/addict caregivers, family roles within dysfunctional families and the dynamics of family interventions. Apply reflective practitioner techniques. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in families.

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SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELING INTERNSHIP (10550118)

5.00

TBD

PROFESSIONAL READINESS (10520145)

1.00

Examine the personal characteristics which are valued in the workplace including: comprehending the importance of updating work skills, examining the need to personally adapt to the constantly changing workplace, exploring information about job opportunities and training seminars, developing skills essential for career success and advancement, evaluating the value of interpersonal communication, and determining how students can be active yet socially cognizant and responsible users of technology and social media. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when working in the helping professions.

SERVICE LEARNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES: INTRODUCTION AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (10520174)

2.00

Determine the service learning framework: investigating community dynamics, leadership strategies, skills and opportunities. Explore the benefits of service learning. Assess the context of teamwork. Recognize the needs of the community, partnerships and collaborations. Prepare to implement an action project. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when providing service to various stakeholders. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

SERVICE LEARNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES: LEADERSHIP AND CREATING CHANGE ACTION PROJECT (10520175)

2.00

Investigate, plan, prepare and implement a service learning project. Communicate with instructor and other partners. Evaluate action project. Assess boundary and/or ethical issues found when completing the project. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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