Human Services Associate

Human Services Associate

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-520-3

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January / June

How You'll Learn

Online

Hybrid

Daytime

You may choose one of two program tracks:

Mental Health Track

Train to provide education, support, care, advocacy and/or crisis intervention in a human services agency. Gain skills to work with individuals, groups and communities ranging in age, ability, needs and personal situations. Add a specialty if desired:

Addiction Studies Track

Prepare to counsel clients with substance abuse disorders. This program meets the 360 hours of specialized education required by the Wisconsin DSPS for the Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Earn industry credentials:

Want it all? Start with the Mental Health track, then continue on to qualify for the SAC-IT and SAC education hours and earn Youth Care Counselor and Developmental Disabilities certificates.

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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by June 14, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by January 5, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021

Summer 2021 Start

  • Submit application by May 24, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by June 1, 2021

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

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. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

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How To Apply

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

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

$25,000 – $41,000 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.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

This program provides a foundation in psychology, sociology, social work, counseling and case management with hands-on, real-world experience in an occupational setting through practicum coursework.

2

Both the Mental Health and Addiction Studies tracks transfer easily into many bachelor's degree programs.

3

This program offers courses in daytime/hybrid and online formats. You can take classes "a la carte" from either format.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Alverno CollegeBSW (Bachelor of Social Work)up to 57
Carroll UniversityBS Psychologyup to 64
George Williams College of Aurora UniversityBachelor of Social Work (BSW)up to 68
Marian UniversityBS Community Health and Human Servicesup to 63, 10% tuition discount
Marian UniversityBS Psychologyup to 63, 10% tuition discount
Mount Mary UniversityBA Sociology: Urban Studies66+electives
Mount Mary UniversityBA Sociology: Healthy Communities63+electives
Purdue GlobalBS Human Services in Youth/Family Services and Administrationcredits vary, 20% tuition discount
Upper Iowa UniversityBS Human Services for Social Work Training Certification27+electives
UW-MilwaukeeBS Social Workup to 30
College Program Name Credit Awards
Concordia University - WisconsinAny BachelorsUp to 84
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBBA Technical SalesJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

 

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