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Human Services New

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

*Some general education courses 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
Options
Introduction to Human Services
10-520-101
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examine the evolution of the human services field. Distinguish various types of human service agencies and occupations available in field. Demonstrate qualities of the field professionals. Complete 10 hours of community service at an agency of learner's choice outside of class time. Assess boundaries/ethical issues commonly found in the human services professions. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
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.
Prereqs: Admitted to AODA Substance Abuse Counselor in Training certificate OR AODA Specialty Education certificate OR AODA program and Personal/Professional Development 10520105: Coreqs: All 3rd term courses (10550100,10550109, 10550125, 10550118)
Counseling Skills and Practices, Basic
10-550-125
2Credit
54
54
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.
Prereqs: Admitted to AODA Substance Abuse Counselor in Training certificate OR admitted to AODA program and Personal/Professional Development 10520105: Coreqs: All 3rd term courses (10550100,10550109, 10550125, 10550118)
Group Facilitation
10-550-141
2Credit
54
54
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.
Prereqs: Admitted to Substance Abuse Counselor Education certificate OR AODA program and All 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125); Coreqs: All 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550141, 10550150, 10801197)
Counseling Theory 1
10-550-126
2Credit
36
72
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.
Prereqs: Admitted to Substance Abuse Counselor Education certificate OR AODA program and All 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125); Coreqs: All 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550141, 10550150, 10801197)
Professional Readiness
10-520-145
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Examine personal characteristics valued in workplace including: comprehending importance of updating work skills, examine need to adapt to constant change, exploring information about job opportunities/training seminars, developing skills essential for career success/advancement, evaluating value of interpersonal communication, and determining how students can be active yet socially cognizant and responsible users of technology/social media. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Assess boundaries/ethical issues commonly found when working in the helping professions.
Boundaries/Ethics in the Helping Profession
10-520-102
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Analyze case scenarios to practice the process of ethical decision making. Evaluate the ethical codes of the helping professions to increase ability to apply these ethical principles to a variety of scenarios. Determine professional boundary issues. Incorporate ethical standards into decision making processes. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
AODA Case and Records Management
10-550-136
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces the health care system and discusses continuous improvement concepts and the information systems and documentation requirements of clinical agencies. The client case management model is emphasized.
Prereqs: All 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550141, 10550150, 10550137) Coreqs: All 6th term courses (10550132, 10550136, 10550160, 10550161, 10550130)
Counseling Skills Lab
10-550-132
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Prepares learners for their internship experience. Students practice assessment and counseling skills and develop personal and clinical evaluation techniques. Students also identify the counseling theories and techniques they use in their clinical practice sessions.
Prereqs: All 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550141, 10550150, 10550137) Coreqs: All 6th term courses (10550132, 10550136, 10550160, 10550161, 10550130)
Counseling Theory 2
10-550-130
2Credit
36
72
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.
Prereqs: All 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550141, 10550150, 10550137) Coreqs: All 6th term courses (10550132, 10550136, 10550160, 10550161, 10550130)
Exceptional Person
10-809-138
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explore the diversity of exceptional individuals. Learners will develop an understanding of intellectual disability, giftedness, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, visual impairments, hearing loss and various physical disabilities. Learning activities will focus on educational, legal and personal life issues.
Internship 1
10-520-151
2Credit
144
0
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Conduct a minimum of 144 hours of occupational experience in an agency of learner's choice. Utilize supervision by agency and field experience instructor. Collaborate with agency-appointed supervisor to define the individual learning objectives to be obtained during the course of the internship. The goal is to facilitate the learner's transition into the work world. *Learners must complete an application for this class. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found while working in the helping field. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
Substance Use & Family Systems
10-520-119
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Explores the effects of substance use on the family. Examine multigenerational family systems approach, includes an examination of how each family member develops his/her coping mechanisms. Synthesize the issues of historical trauma, co-dependency, adult children of alcoholic/addict caregivers, family roles within dysfunctional families and the dynamics of family interventions. Apply reflective practitioner techniques. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in families.
Mental Disorders, Overview of
10-550-134
3Credit
54
108
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.
Prereqs: Admitted to Substance Abuse Counselor Education certificate OR AODA program and All 6th term courses (10550132, 10550136, 10550160, 10550161, 10550130); Coreqs: All 7th term courses (10550134, 10550138, 10550139)
Professional Responsibility in Field Work
10-520-164
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Examine personal characteristics which are valued in the workplace while completing fieldwork. Evaluate importance of updating workplace skills. Utilize flexibility to personally/ professionally adapt to the constantly changing workplace. Analyze information about job opportunities/training seminars. Develop skills essential for career success and advancement. Assess boundaries/ethical issues commonly found while working in the helping field. Assess the value of interpersonal communication. Utilize social media to strengthen professional network. Apply reflective practitioner methods
Internship 2
10-520-152
2Credit
144
0
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Conduct a minimum of 144 hours of occupational experience in an agency of learner's choice. Utilize supervision by agency and field experience instructor. Collaborate with agency-appointed supervisor to define the individual learning objectives to be obtained during the course of the internship. The goal is to facilitate the learner's transition into the work world. *Learners must complete an application for this class. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found while working in the helping field. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
Issues In Child Maltreatment
10-520-141
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examine issues often found in families that are affected by child abuse and neglect. Explore the social, environmental and biological components of child maltreatment. Determine the laws, agencies and procedures that are specific to child maltreatment. Define the role played by the helping professional in response to child maltreatment, including mandated reporting of abuse. Assess boundaries/ethical issues commonly found while working with child maltreatment. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
Human Sexuality
10-520-106
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Evaluate human sexual behavior across the lifespan. Evaluate the history of sex. Analyze sexology. Differentiate between gender roles. Identify physiological differences between sexes. Explore differences in sexual orientation, sexually transmitted diseases and methods of contraception. Analyze sexual abuse and sex for sale. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when discussing sexual issues with clients. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

General Studies (22 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Introduction to Diversity Studies
10-809-172
3Credit
54
108
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep 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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Developmental Psychology
10-809-188
3Credit
54
108
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 various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3Credit
54
108
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep 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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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