Program Description

The Human Services Assistant Technical Diploma has been developed for individuals assisting and providing client services in a wide variety of fields such as psychology, rehabilitation or social work, including support families. This technical diploma provides learners with strong skills in interviewing, communicating, building rapport for trusting relationships and counseling techniques for professions where this is key. Graduates may assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. Graduates may also assist social workers with developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation or dependent care. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Human Services Associate Degree program.

Financial Aid

Available

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.

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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…

  • Utilize community resources
  • Apply human services interventions and best practices
  • Uphold the Ethical Standards and Values for Human Service Professionals

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Social Services Assistant
  • Social Work Advocate
  • Community Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Home Based Assistant
  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Caseworker

Courses

The Human Services Assistant Technical Diploma is a 28 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
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00

Second Term

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

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Human Services Assistant Technical Diploma Earns You:

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
Brescia University Psychology
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Human Services
Lakeland University Psychology
Upper Iowa University Human Services
Upper Iowa University Human Services
UW Eau Claire Social Work
UW Green Bay Social Work
UW Green Bay Bachelor of Applied Studies-Integrative Leadership Studies
UW Milwaukee Community Engagement and Education (CEED)
UW Oshkosh B.S. in Human Services Leadership
UW Stevens Point Social Work
UW Stevens Point Family and Consumer Sciences-Child, Youth and Family Studies
UW Stout Human Development and Family Studies

Additional Information

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.

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.