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Human Services

10-520-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

The Human Services associate degree program will train you to provide education, support, care, advocacy and/or crisis intervention in a human service agency. You'll acquire the skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities. Key components of this degree include: cultural awareness and an understanding of diverse cultural groups, a responsible attitude, commitment to serve others and effective communication skills. You'll gain occupational experience through Internship 1 and Internship 2 or will engage in the community through Service Learning.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (39 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Understanding Addiction
10-550-106
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the physical, psychological and sociocultural dynamics of addiction. Treatment theories, screening criteria, environmental considerations, related complications, perinatal concerns and nontraditional alternatives are introduced.
Counseling Skills and Practices, Basic
10-550-125
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Prepares students to use the counseling techniques of attending, paraphrasing, reflecting, summarizing, probing, self-disclosure, interpreting and confrontation.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Personal/Professional Development 10520105 and Coreq: Substance Abuse Services, Overview 10550100; OR active in Human Services Shared w/NTC; OR Active to Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
Group Facilitation
10-550-141
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an experiential and participatory setting to develop the skills and principles necessary for facilitating a group. Basic issues in group work, group practice in specific groups, and stages of development in group process will be emphasized.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Family Systems and AODA 10550150; OR Prereq: Active in Human Services w/NTC and 10550125; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
Counseling Theory 1
10-550-126
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Explores four theories of psychotherapy: psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential and person-centered. Presents a basic understanding of each theory's philosophy, concepts, therapy goals and techniques, as well as their historical impact on psychotherapy and AODA counseling.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Group Facilitation 10550141; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR Active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
Counseling Theory 2
10-550-130
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces the psychotherapy theories of gestalt, reality therapy, behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. Presents a basic understanding of each theory's philosophy, concepts, therapy goals and techniques as well as their historical impact on psychotherapy and AODA counseling.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: Counseling Skills Lab 10550132; OR active in Human Services w/NTC
Mental Disorders, Overview of
10-550-134
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview to the diagnosis and treatment strategies of mental disorders. Focus is on understanding the mental disorders that co-occur with substance disorders. Examines individual and family crisis intervention processes.
Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 5th term courses (10550130, 10550132, 10550136, 10550160) and Coreq: Cross-Cultural Counseling 10550138; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
Elective: Human Services
10-520-991
25Credit
0
0
N/A
0 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Elective: Human Services

General Studies (22 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Developmental Psychology
10-809-188
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Studies human development across the lifespan from conception through old age and death. It focuses on the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral development of a person and presents the normal range of responses, reactions and behaviors of age-related development. It also helps students to distinguish what might be considered dysfunctional.
Prereq: Intro to Psychology (10809198) or enrollment in the Practical Nursing plan or instructor consent
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Human Biology
10-806-198
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. Emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body’s systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. This course is appropriate for AODA students.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Introduction to Diversity Studies
10-809-172
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Develops workplace skills needed to work with diverse groups of people. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives. Students examine their biases and gain awareness of differences and common ground shared. The course emphasizes how personal and cultural diversity enhances the effectiveness of work groups.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Expected Competencies


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