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Human Services Assistant New

31-520-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 27 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

The Human Services Assistant technical diploma is ideal if you’re looking to assist and provide client services in a wide variety of fields such as psychology, rehabilitation or social work, including support families. This technical diploma will provide you with strong skills in interviewing, communicating, building rapport for trusting relationships and counseling techniques for professions where this is key. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. You’ll also be able to assist social workers with developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation or dependent care. As an embedded technical diploma, this program ladders fully into the Human Services associate degree program.

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.

Occupational Specific (18 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)
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)

Occupational Supportive (9 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.
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

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