Human Services Associate
The Human Services associate program at Madison College trains you to provide information, support, care and advocacy in a human service agency. You will acquire the skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities. You will learn to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. General education courses included in the program teach you to better understand social problems. During the second year of the program, you will start a fieldwork placement in a human service agency. Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.
A Caregiver Background Check is required for fieldwork placements. Information obtained from the Criminal History Check may affect your ability to secure a fieldwork placement and your ability to find employment after graduation. Some of the aptitudes and interests that are essential for human service students include emotional stability and maturity, an interest in working with people, and an appreciation of cultural competence and diversity.
Students in the Human Services Associate program can attend full or part time.
Human Services Associate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Goodman South (starting Fall 2019)
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
Some of the courses for this program may be available online.Human Serviceshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIcYA9jWb6c
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree.
After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.
Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsPer the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.DetailsEntering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.DetailsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.DetailsStudents who complete the Applied Associates of Science degree in Human Services Associate are eligible to have up to 64 credits transfer toward a bachelors degree in sociology with a concentration in human services. Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Edgewood College.DetailsStudents will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.DetailsStudent who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.DetailsThe terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Non-Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsPer the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.DetailsStudents graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.DetailsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.DetailsFranklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.DetailsStudents will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
After completing the Human Services program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Develop and maintain supportive, strength-based helping relationships that foster growth and problem solving in those being helped.
- Apply skills to the development of care and treatment plans and interventions.
- Demonstrate advocacy and professional and ethical standards.
- Provide services in a culturally competent manner.
- Develop respectful relationships with staff, clients, families and communities.
- Demonstrate effective oral communication with staff, clients and families.
- Communicate clearly in written reports.
- Write a grant to fulfill identified specific community needs.
- Demonstrate assessment and treatment knowledge and skills and strategies for people with substance abuse and mental health problems.
Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of human services including:
- Case Manager
- Community Support Worker
- Substance Abuse Counselor in Training
- Income Maintenance Worker
- Information and Referral Specialist
- Intake Worker
- Outreach Worker
- Prevention Worker
- Resident Manager
- Volunteer Coordinator
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Social Worker
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 25 28 15 Number of Surveys Sent 25 27 15 Number of Surveys Returned 20 16 8 Percent of Surveys Returned 80.00% 59.30% 53.30% Available for Employment 19 16 7 Percent Available for Employment 95.00% 100.00% 87.50% Not in Labor Market 1 0 1 Percent Not in Labor Market 5.00% 0.00% 12.50% Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 18 13 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 94.70% 81.30% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 14 8 5 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 77.80% 61.50% 71.40% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 3 5 2 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 16.70% 38.50% 28.60% Employed - No Response 1 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 5.60% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 1 3 0 Percent Seeking Employment 5.30% 18.80% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.3 3.5 Number of Satisfaction Responses 20 16 8 Very Satisfied 10 6 4 Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 37.50% 50.00% Satisfied 10 8 4 Percent Satisfied 50.00% 50.00% 50.00% Unsatisfied 0 2 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 12.50% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 20 16 8 Preparation for Getting a Job 9 3 2 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 45.00% 18.80% 25.00% Career Change 4 5 2 Percent Career Change 20.00% 31.30% 25.00% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 2 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 12.50% 0.00% Preparation for Further Education 6 5 2 Percent Preparation for Further Education 30.00% 31.30% 25.00% Personal Interest 1 0 1 Percent Personal Interest 5.00% 0.00% 12.50% Other 0 1 1 Percent Other 0.00% 6.30% 12.50% When Employment was Obtained
2016 2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 17 13 6 Before Enrollment 2 1 1 Percent Before Enrollment 11.80% 7.70% 16.70% While Attending the College 5 3 3 Percent While Attending the College 29.40% 23.10% 50.00% After Training at the College 10 9 2 Percent After Training at the College 58.80% 69.20% 33.30% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 18 13 7 In College District 12 11 7 Percent In College District 66.70% 84.60% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 2 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 11.10% 15.40% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 5.60% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 3 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 16.70% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 10 6 3 Average Monthly Wage $2,642 $2,724 $2,379 Average Hourly Wage $15.36 $15.84 $13.83 Average Work Hours per Week 39.5 41.1 50.7 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 4 1 2 Average Hourly Wage $14.88 $12.50 $15.15 Average Work Hours per Week 24 25 26
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The Human Services Associate program is recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services as a training program for substance abuse counselors. The program is also accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education preparing students for the Human Services – Board Certified Professional Credential.