Human Services Associate

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Associate Degree

Program Number: 105203

Credits: 66

Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services

Delivery Method: In Person

Program completed 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,750.70
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$790.56
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

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.

Program Details

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.

Human Services
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Admission

To Apply
 

  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

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.

Transfer

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 Schools

Details
Students 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.
Details
Per 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.
Details
Entering 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.
Details
A 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.
Details
Students 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.
Details
Students 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.
Details
Student 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.
Details
The 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 Schools

Details
Students 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.
Details
Per 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.
Details
Students 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.
Details
A 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.
Details
Franklin 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.
Details
Students 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.
Outcomes

After completing the Human Services program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  1. Develop and maintain supportive, strength-based helping relationships that foster growth and problem solving in those being helped.
  2. Apply skills to the development of care and treatment plans and interventions.
  3. Demonstrate advocacy and professional and ethical standards.
  4. Provide services in a culturally competent manner.
  5. Develop respectful relationships with staff, clients, families and communities.
  6. Demonstrate effective oral communication with staff, clients and families.
  7. Communicate clearly in written reports.
  8. Write a grant to fulfill identified specific community needs.
  9. Demonstrate assessment and treatment knowledge and skills and strategies for people with substance abuse and mental health problems.
Careers

 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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates281519
    Number of Surveys Sent271519
    Number of Surveys Returned16813
    Percent of Surveys Returned59.30%53.30%68.40%
    Available for Employment16712
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%87.50%92.30%
    Not in Labor Market011
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%12.50%7.70%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed13710
    Percent of Graduates Employed81.30%100.00%83.30%
    Employed in Related Occupation855
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation61.50%71.40%50.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation525
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation38.50%28.60%50.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment302
    Percent Seeking Employment18.80%0.00%16.70%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.33.53.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses16813
    Very Satisfied (4)648
    Percent Very Satisfied37.50%50.00%61.50%
    Satisfied (3)845
    Percent Satisfied50.00%50.00%38.50%
    Unsatisfied (2)200
    Percent Unsatisfied12.50%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses16813
    Preparation for Getting a Job322
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job18.80%25.00%15.40%
    Career Change525
    Percent Career Change31.30%25.00%38.50%
    Improvement of Existing Skills201
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills12.50%0.00%7.70%
    Preparation for Further Education525
    Percent Preparation for Further Education31.30%25.00%38.50%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%12.50%0.00%
    Other110
    Percent Other6.30%12.50%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses13610
    Before Enrollment114
    Percent Before Enrollment7.70%16.70%40.00%
    While Attending the College336
    Percent While Attending the College23.10%50.00%60.00%
    After Training at the College920
    Percent After Training at the College69.20%33.30%0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses13710
    In College District1177
    Percent In College District84.60%100.00%70.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District202
    Percent of In Wisconsin15.40%0.00%20.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin001
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%10.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count632
    Average Monthly Wage$2,724 $2,379 $2,614
    Average Hourly Wage$15.84 $13.83 $15.20
    Average Work Hours per Week41.150.744
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count123
    Average Hourly Wage$12.50 $15.15 $17.95
    Average Work Hours per Week252615
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Briarpatch Youth Services Work Team Supervisor
    Eternity Homecare Certified Nursing Assistant
    Genesee Lake School Support Specialist Oconomowoc
    Integrated Community Work Inc Job Developer
    Mendota Mental Health Institute Psychiatric Care Technician

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Accreditation

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.

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