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Human Service Associate
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-520-3


For Information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview - This program prepares you for employment as a social service worker. Places of employment include community outreach programs, mental health, counseling or educational facilities and correctional institutions. Students have opportunities to pursue special interest areas such as working with youth, the elderly, or people with disabilities.

This program requires an early field experience, as well as the completion of an advanced field placement experience in the final semester of the program. Also, the program is endorsed for substance abuse training. Students who complete the associate degree with specific elective choices also complete all the education hours needed for certification as a substance abuse counselor. Additional work experience and testing is required for certification.


Core skills include cultural awareness and an understanding of diverse cultural groups, a responsible attitude and commitment to serve others. You should be a good listener and communicator.

 

Career Outlook - The employment outlook for human service associates is favorable. Graduates work in community outreach programs, social agencies, counseling centers, education institutions and correctional facilities.

 

Program Learning Outcomes - Employers will expect graduates to demonstrate:

  • Record keeping and interviewing skills, including the preparation of clinical records, assessments, and interim notes and development of service plans
  • Capabilities in group leadership, and the ability to effectively perform critical listening, observation, and engagement skills with individuals and groups
  • Cultural awareness and skills in relating to diverse cultural, ethnic and racial groups

 

Preparation for Admission - The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment  
  • Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin's Caregiver Law.

 

Future Opportunities - If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Careers:
Assistant Mental Health Worker
Case Manager
Community Outreach Worker
Corrections Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
Youth Care Specialist

 

Related Programs:
Early Childhood Education
Interpreter Technician
Associate in Arts: Educational Foundations Track

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL COURSES 

Credits

 


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 


(1)

 

HUMSVC-101

Introduction to Human Services ‡

3

 


(1)


HUMSVC-144

Ethics in the Human Service Professions ‡

3



(1)


AODA-109

Drug Use and Abuse

      3



(2)

 

HUMSVC-102

Interviewing Skills ‡

 3

 


(2)

 

HUMSVC-103

Group Work Skills ‡

 3

 


(2)

 

HUMSVC-113

Documentation and Recordkeeping ‡

 3

 


(2)


HUMSVC-118

Introduction to Gerontology ‡

 3



(3)


HUMSVC-142

Multicultural Competence in the Human Service Profession ‡

 3



(3)

 

HUMSVC-104

Field Preparation ‡

 1

 


(3)


HUMSVC-115

Methods of Social Casework ‡

 3



(3)


HUMSVC-127

Disabilities and the Helping Profession

 3



(4)

 

HUMSVC-106

Advanced Field Experience ‡

 4

 


(4)

 

HUMSVC-107

Field Experience Seminar ‡

 2

 


(4)

 

HUMSVC-121

Family Issues and Interventions ‡

 3

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 



 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

 3

 



 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

 3

 


 

 


(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 





NATSCI-172


Basic Nutritional Science


 3



      (or) Any 200-level NATSCI course      

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


 3

 


 

 


(or) PSYCH-231 Introduction to Psychology

 

 



 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


 3

 


 

 


(or) SOCSCI-203 Introduction to Sociology

 

 


 

 

 


Select two courses; one each from two groups:

      
       6

 

 


#1   MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡            
      (or) Any 200-level MATH course      
             
#2   ECON-195 Economics            
      (or) ECON-201 or ECON-202      
             
#3   PSYCH-188 Developmental Psychology            
      (or) PSYCH-238 Lifespan Psychology      
   

 

ELECTIVES

 

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

      

       3

   

 

 

NATSCI-261

Introduction to Pharmacology


 


 

 

AODA-151

Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning ‡


 


 

 

AODA-154

Counseling Skills Development


 



TOTAL CREDITS: 64



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

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