Human Services Associate
66-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-520-3
Human services professionals provide resources, counsel and assistance to individuals in an effort to improve their quality of life. In this program, develop and practice direct client care, treatment, rehabilitation, education and behavioral direction to individuals or groups. Learn behavioral rehabilitation techniques, counseling methods, ethics and family systems. Those in this field work closely with social workers, psychologists and counselors.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in two years.
You can begin the traditional track in the fall or spring semester. You can begin the Blended Options track only in the fall semester.
How This Program Is Offered
The traditional track is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.
The Blended Options track is offered in an accelerated format. The Blended Option courses are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours.
What Makes This Program Unique
- You may choose to specialize in a career field of your interest - Mental Health, Youth Care, Developmental Disabilities or Addiction Studies. (The Addiction Studies specialization meets requirements for Wisconsin's Substance Abuse Counselor certification.)
- This program is offered in a Blended Options (as well as traditional) format, which combines classroom and online learning and allows students to accelerate their completion of the program.
- You will gain hands-on, real-world experience in an occupational setting in Practicum I and II.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
This program includes general-education courses as well as introductory and advanced technology core courses. You may also have the opportunity to obtain credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
- Attend Program Advising Session.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2019 Start (Traditional and Blended track)
- Submit application by July 15, 2019
- Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019
Spring 2019 Start (Traditional track only)
- Submit application by January 3, 2019
- Complete checklist items by January 10, 2019
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$29,000 – $42,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you enjoy helping others solve problems, are detail oriented and a good listener, a career in the field of human services may be right for you. Human services professionals provide a wide range of support in different fields, including psychology, rehabilitation and social work. They work with a variety of populations, among them, the elderly, children and people with disabilities.
- Case Manager
- Community Resource Specialist
- Human Services Technician
- Residential Aide
- Youth Care Counselor