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Human Services Associate

10-520-3 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Ashland/Rice Lake/Superior-Hybrid                                           New Richmond-On Campus

Financial Aid Eligible

Compassion. Advocacy. Ethics.

The Human Services Associate program prepares people to provide information, support, care, and advocacy in a human service agency. Students acquire the skills needed to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Graduates are employed in county human services agencies, community-based organizations, residential treatment programs, schools, inpatient facilities, and other settings that assist people in need. Depending on area of interest, graduates work with elders, teens, families, people with disabilities, people in the criminal justice system, domestic and family violence, community development, and prevention. Upon graduation, students will have successfully met the required 360 hours of approved specialized education in substance use disorder counseling in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, added to the Wisconsin Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Employee Registry and receive the American Red Cross First Aid Basic with Choking Certification of Completion.

Special Features

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Human Services Associate program includes the following pathway option:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program-Specific Requirements

Students in this program must:

Communication. Professionalism. Leadership.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Student Profile

Students entering the Human Services Associate program should:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Human Services Associate graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated program cost for the two-year Human Services Associate program is $10,007 (does not include books). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.