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Human Services

Associate of Applied Science Degree

If you have a passion for problem-solving, are a natural caregiver, love working with people, and seek new challenges daily, then a career in human services might be a great fit. This program is designed for students who wish to enter the workforce after completing their two-year degree.

Complete 300+ hours of field experience which focuses on skill building. This gives students the unique opportunity to gain practical experience and provides guidance in choosing a career path. Some examples of field experiences have been at detox centers, probation and patrol, drug courts, senior centers, rehab facilities, correction centers and more.

CWC offers two options within the Human Services degree; a general option and an addiction option for those students specifically interested in seeking employment in the addiction treatment field.

Course Credits
Case Management 3
Counseling for Helping Professions 3
Counseling Diverse Populations 3
Interpersonal Communication 3
Human Life Span Development 3
Ethics for Helping Professions 3
Field Experience in Human Services I 4
Field Experience in Human Services II 4
Field Experience in Human Services III 4
General Psychology 4

Choose 16 credits from the following departments: Anthropology, Counseling, Communication, Criminal Justice, EDFD, FREN, HMSV, NAAS, Psychology, SHOS, Social Work, Social Science, SPAN or WMST 

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science
University Studies 1
Wrtingi Level II 3
Oral Communications  3

Human Services Addiction Option

Associate of Applied Science

The addictions option is designed for students who wish to work in the addictions field. This will prepare students to obtain their Certified Addictions Practitioner Assistant Certification from the State of Wyoming.

Course Credits
Case Management 3
Counseling for Helping Professions 3
Intro to Group Counseling 3
Addictions Assessment 3
Counseling Diverse Populations 3
Theories of Counseling 3
Interpersonal Communcation 3
Intercultural Communication 3
Ethics for Helping Professions 3
Field Experience in Human Services I 4
Field Experience in Human Services II 4
Field Experience in Human Services III 4
Understanding the Addictions Process 3
General Psychology 4
Drugs and Behavior 3

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
Oral Communications  3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3
University Studies 1

Meet your professor

Wayne Montgomery

Professor of Human Services

Wayne has been at CWC for 11 years and shares his real world experiences as a mental health counselor in his human services courses.