Human Services Associate

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

105203

Credits: 

64.00
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 $9,300* 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 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates17
Graduates Responding13
Employed in Related Occupation6
Employed in Non-related Occupations3
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education4
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding31
Average Hours Per Week2440
Median Hourly Wage$10.94 $10.50
Hourly Wage Range$7.61 - $13.13$10.50 - $10.50
Median Annual Salary$11,050.00 $21,840.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Home Health Aide; Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI
  • Residential Care Tech; Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI
  • Youth Room Supervisor; Houser Family YMCA, Onalaska, 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

Application
$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 writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, 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 exemptions 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, first apply for admission to the College, then complete a background check.  You can find a link to this document 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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