Is This Program for You?
Do you have an interest in working with people in need, have effective communication and interpersonal skills, and an appreciation of cultural diversity? Human Services may be a rewarding career choice.
Students entering the Human Services Associate program should:
- Have a genuine interest to work with people in need.
- Have effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Be psychologically and emotionally healthy.
- Be able to think critically.
- Be tolerant of different lifestyles, beliefs, and values.
- Be able to maintain confidentiality.
Students must achieve a "C" grade or better in each core (520) course of the program curriculum to be eligible to progress.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Model a commitment to cultural competence
- Uphold the Ethical Standards and Values for Human Service Professionals
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Utilize community and agency resources
- Apply human services interventions and best practices
- Cultivate professional relationships
Technical Skill Attainment (TSA)
This TSA scoring guide
will be used to document your attainment of technical program outcomes for the Human Services Degree.
To meet the requirements on the scoring guide, you will be asked to draw upon the skills and concepts that have been developed
throughout the program and are necessary for successful employment in your field. Results will be used to inspire continual
improvement of teaching and learning in Wisconsin Technical College System. In addition, this assessment will provide feedback to
you about your performance.
Graduates from the Human Services Associate program are employed in county human service agencies, community-based organizations, residential treatment programs, schools, inpatient facilities, and other settings that assist people in need. Depending on their area of interest, graduates work with elders, teens, families, people with disabilities, people in the criminal justice system, domestic/family violence, community development, and prevention.
Southwest Tech's Career Connections Center offers Services to assist students looking for job placement.
Credit for Prior Learning
Experience Pays! You've Been There... You've Done That... Let's See If You Can Get Credit For It!
Credit for prior learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired. This may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.
For more information or to request Credit for Prior Learning see our Credit for Prior Learning page.
Human Services Associate Courses that may have Credit for Prior Learning options: