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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Human Services, AA

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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The Human Services program provides students with general skills in helping others in need. Graduates from this program are prepared to gain entry-level positions in a variety of human services setting or pursue licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor. Graduates may also continue their education at a four-year college or university.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify circumstances associated with problems in living including those related to substance use.
  • Demonstrate effective intervention techniques to improve people’s lives and reach individual goals.
  • Perform full standards of practice in various client situations.
  • Compare personal and professional beliefs, values, and ethics.
  • Differentiate specializations within the human services profession.
  • Exhibit readiness to succeed in a baccalaureate program in a human services specialty area.


  • Recommended plans of study are presented below. However, students should remember that their faculty advisor will help develop a personal plan of study consistent with individual academic and career goals.

Associate of Arts

AA.5115 (61-62 credits)

This degree consists of program-specific coursework designed to enhance practical helping skills and provide electives of interest to the student in addition to the general education requirements necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students receive a solid foundation to continue their education and pursue advanced training as human services professionals.

Program Requirements

AA General Education Core 31 Credits

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  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)
  • Math Credits: 3
  • Lab Sciences Credits: 4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by program requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Total AA Requirements: 61-62 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total AA Credits: 61

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