The Human Services - AODA program is a two-year, four-semester collaborative program between Northcentral Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students will attend classes on the Green Bay campus and will take part in online distance learning courses available through NTC. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 70 credits. Students completing coursework at the NWTC Campus will take courses in the following order:
*10-520-101 Introduction to Human Services
10-550-170 Understanding Substance Abuse
10-550-175 Personal and Professional Dev
10-550-178 Intro to Counseling Theory
10-809-196 Intro to Sociology
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
*10-550-172 Group Facilitation
10-550-174 Overview of Mental Disorders
10-550-179 Methods of AODA Counseling
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-809-159 Abnormal Psychology
10-809-188 Developmental Psychology
*10-520-106 Human Sexuality
*10-520-109 Child and Adolescent Behavior
10-520-121 Field Experience I
10-544-201 GERO: Intro to Gerontology
10-550-177 AODA Assessment and Diagnosis
*10-520-143 Crisis Intervention and Stress Management
10-520-119 Advanced Counseling Theory
10-520-122 Field Experience II
10-550-176 Ethical AODA Case/Record Mgmt
10-801-195 Written Communication
10-804-107 College Mathematics
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
*Courses taught at NWTC via Distance Learning from Northcentral Technical College
For students seeking AODA licensure, please complete 90-550-1, AODA Certificate.
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-520-101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES ...examine the evolution of the human services field. Distinguish the various types of human service agencies and occupations available in the field. Demonstrate the qualities of the field professionals. Complete 10 hours of community service at an agency of learner's choice outside of class time. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in the human services professions. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
10-520-106 HUMAN SEXUALITY ...learners will evaluate human sexual behavior across the lifespan. Evaluate the history of sex. Analyze sexology. Differentiate between gender roles. Identify psychological differences between sexes. Explore differences in sexual orientation, sexually transmitted diseases and methods of contraception. Analyze sexual abuse and sex for sale. Assess boundaries and sexual issues commonly found when discussing sexual issues with clients. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
10-520-109 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR ...Child and Adolescent Behavior is a course examining problematic behavior issues often encountered with children and adolescents in the field of human services. This examination is conducted in three parts. An understanding the process of healthy child and adolescent development in engaged in the early stages of the course. With this understanding, the course then addresses numerous problematic environmental, situational, and neurological issues that impede healthy development; and the diagnostic results of these impediments. Finally, the course comprehensively addresses systematic, therapeutic and medicinal interventions for various diagnostic disorders. The course focuses on strength-based models and trauma-sensitive approaches, and is solution-based to prepare students for successful integration to human services professions and/or further study in the field. (Prerequisite: 10-809-188, Developmental Psychology)
10-520-119 ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORY ...This course is an extension of skills already learned in classes such as Introduction to Counseling, Behavior Assessment, and Abnormal Psychology. Students will learn about the skills and techniques used in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and will learn how to apply specific therapies to specific needs and mental health diagnoses. Students will also learn about different theoretical orientations to mental health problems with a special emphasis on the contrast between cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic theories. Crisis intervention techniques, skills and theory will be discussed in some depth with an emphasis on the helper’s role in providing those services; as well as the helper’s potential to fall victim to the effects of such experience. Modern film will be used to provide examples as well as material for discussion during this course. (Prerequisites: Accepted to Human Services-AODA program; 10-520-115, Introduction to Counseling; 10-809-159, Abnormal Psychology)
10-520-121 FIELD EXPERIENCE I ...Field Experience 1 is a class designed to introduce the student to the field AODA Human Services by providing the student with actual work experience in an AODA human service agency. Students will provide a minimum of 144 hours of service to the agency of their choice, with direct supervision provided by the agency supervisor. The student will work with the agency to define the individual learning objectives to be obtained during the course of the internship. The goal is to facilitate the student's transition into the work world. Students will also have 18 hours of classroom lecture. (Prerequisites: Accepted into the Human Services Program; 10-550-178, Introduction to Counseling; 10-550-179, Methods AODA Counseling; 10-550-172, Group Facilitation; successful completion of background check on www.CertifiedBackground.com and enter package code NF54.)
10-520-122 FIELD EXPERIENCE II ...Field Experience 2 is the second of two field experience courses designed to introduce the student to the field of Human Services by providing the student with actual work experience in a human service agency. Students will provide a minimum of 144 hours of service to the agency of their choice, with direct supervision provided by the agency supervisor. Students will also have 18 hours of lecture-based instruction. *Students must complete an application for this class. The application and cut-off dates for Field 2 can be found at http://coursecontent.ntc.edu/humanservices/fieldexperience/. The student will work with the agency to define the individual learning objectives to be obtained during the course of the internship. The goal is to facilitate the student's transition into the work world. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Human Services program; 10-520-121, Field Experience 1)
10-520-143 CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT ...explore techniques and approaches to crisis intervention and stress management for providers in the human services field. Determine strategies for initial intervention, diffusion and assessment, resolution and/or referral with emphasis on safety. Explore psychological processes regarding the short- and long-term approach to stress. Determine secondary traumatization, burnout and remediation techniques. Evaluate critical incident debriefing. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found with crisis intervention and stress management. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
10-544-201 GERO: INTRO TO GERONTOLOGY ...a general overview of the field of aging. Topics include demographic, biological, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process.
10-550-170 UNDERSTANDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE ...a holistic approach including epidemiology, etiology and definitions; prevention and treatment, social and health care institutions and resource agencies and ethics and legal issues in the helping profession with a focus on self-attitudes, values and goals.
10-550-172 GROUP FACILITATION ...learners are introduced to group counseling techniques such as facilitating the process of forming a group, determining group type, purpose, size, leadership, establishing goals and clarifying group rules. (Corequisite: 10-550-179, Methods of AODA Counseling)
10-550-173 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY ...learners will be introduced to the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and the function of the organs and systems of the human body and brain.
10-550-174 OVERVIEW OF MENTAL DISORDERS ...learners will be introduced to the symptomology and etiology and classification of psychiatric disorders and treatment.
10-550-175 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT...this course will introduce the personal and professional qualities and responsibilities AODA counselors should incorporate into their practice. Learners will clarify personal values and beliefs while examining their strengths and weaknesses. The course content will include ethical issues surrounding substance abuse counseling.
10-550-176 ETHICAL AODA CASE AND RECORD MANAGEMENT ...covers ethical case management, coordination of integrative services for AODA clients and the accurate management of treatment records. (Prerequisite: 10-550-177, AODA Assessment and Diagnosis)
10-550-177 AODA ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS ...learners develop a working knowledge of gathering and interpreting information used in forming diagnoses based on the criteria in the DSM-IV TR. Learners will explore various diagnostic tools and determine the level of care utilizing the Wisconsin UPC. (Prerequisite: 10-550-170, Understanding Substance Abuse)
10-550-178 INTRO TO COUNSELING THEORY ...learners are introduced to the basic counseling skills and will begin to examine the counseling theories utilized in the human services professions.
10-550-179 METHODS OF AODA COUNSELING ...learners are introduced to a number of counseling theories and techniques that can be utilized in the human services profession. The theories will be explored in relation to substance abuse counseling. (Prerequisite: 10-550-178, Intro to Counseling Theory)
10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-159 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY ...surveys features, causes, assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior through major theoretical perspectives. Introduces the diagnosis system of the DSM-IV, the history, cultural/social differences, current perspectives, diagnosis criteria/treatments. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-188 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ...defines human development; examines theories; heredity and environmental effects; prenatal development and birth; evaluates biosocial, cognitive psychosocial development through the life span; aging, death, and dying. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-195 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ...the nature and scope of academic and business writing. Develops writing skills which include pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the UW-Oshkosh General Studies Transfer Certificate; Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT- Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) This course is offered only on an infrequent basis. 3 cr.
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.