Human Services Associate | Western Technical College

Human Services Associate

Associate of Applied Science

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Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

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.

In addition to the standard fall term start, this program has a spring term evening program with course sequences differing from those listed below. Please speak with an Admissions Coach for more information.

To view the Human Services Associate program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Human Services Associate

This program will cost about $9,600* 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 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding21
Employed in Related Occupation4
Employed in Non-related Occupations2
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education13
Not in Labor Market13

Salary Data - Related Employment

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Respondents in Related Occupations

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Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • 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
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements

To enroll in the Human Services Associate program, apply for admission to the College, contact the Welcome Center to make an appointment with a Health & Public Safety College Advisor to be sure all required admission requirements are completed. Please keep your contact information up to date at all times.

Additional Information

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the document below:

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University
Winona State University

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