60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Time to Degree
August / January / June
How You'll Learn
First, apply to the Human Services program. Once admitted, work with your academic advisor if you are interested in one of these specialized 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 track meets the 360 hours of specialized education required by the Wisconsin DSPS for the Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Earn industry credentials:
Please note: The safety and well-being of our students is very important to us. If you are recently recovered or currently in recovery from addiction, connect with instuctor Lisa Walz prior to entering this track.
Please note, a caregiver background check ($10) is required before placement in your practicum course.
Acceptance into the program will not be denied based on a criminal background, but certain offenses may prevent you from being able to find a placement and graduate from this program. If you are currently on probation/parole, you will not be eligible for placement.
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 August 2, 2021
- Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021
Spring 2022 Start
- Submit application by January 3, 2022
- Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022
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.
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
- Any computer or tablet
- Caregiver background check (required annually): $10