Human Services Associate

Associate of Applied Science

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Financial Aid Available

The Human Services Associate program trains people to provide information, resources, support. and advocacy for those most in need. Through classroom work and field experience activities, students acquire the skills needed to work with diverse groups of youth and adults facing a multitude of challenges such as poverty, discrimination, child abuse homelessness, addictions, physical and mental health problems, and disabilities.

Graduates are employed in a variety of agencies, including county human services, community-based organizations, residential treatment programs, and other settings where people in need are assisted. Graduates may also transfer on to receive their bachelor’s degrees in social work or other human service-related programs.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Human Services Associate

This program will cost about $9,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Human Services Associate 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding18
Employed in Related Occupation10
Employed in Non-related Occupations5
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education3
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week1840
Median Hourly Wage$11.97 $13.50
Hourly Wage Range$11.26 - $12.67$9.00 - $16.05
Median Annual Salary$11,126.00 $28,080.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Child Support Specialist; Ho-Chunk Nation, Black River Falls, WI
  • CNA; Fairview Home, Mauston, WI
  • Economic Support Specialist; La Crosse County Human Services, La Crosse, WI
  • Lead Support Specialist; Catholic Charities, La Crosse, WI
  • Outreach Assistant; Couleecap, La Crosse, WI
  • Production Lead; Handishop Industries Inc., Tomah, WI35Social Services Aide; Jackson County Health & Human Services, Black River Falls, WI

Career Opportunities

Case Manager
Mental Health Coordinator
Child Support Specialist
Community Resource Specialist
Direct Support Professional
Economic Support Specialist
Human Services Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Model a commitment to cultural competence
  • Uphold the Ethical Standards and Values for Human Service Professionals
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Utilize community resources
  • Apply human services interventions and best practices
  • Cultivate professional relationships

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


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ACT: 13


ACT: 17
Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Human Services Associate program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program’s Essential Functions and complete a background check.  You can find links to these documents below. The last step for admission to the program will be to complete an Intent to Enroll form. Please see the details below.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University
Winona State University

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