Students complete 300 hours of field experience in the second year of the program. Students are given several field experience site options that meet their interests and work directly with a site supervisor during their field experience. Previous sites include Family Services of Racine, Safe Haven, Kenosha Human Development Services, YMCA and YWCA. Site experiences give students real-world experience in the field.
The Human Service club is very active and engages in several major projects as well as other campus activities. Projects include Community Awareness Day, A Walk of Fame dance for adults with disabilities and collecting donations to assist community human service agencies. Participants also attend the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse three-day professional conference each year.
Students who are looking to advance their career and expand their knowledge base in human services can take a related certificate. Certificates can usually be completed in one or two semesters. Current certificates for the Human Service associate degree include Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA), Aspects of Disabilities, Gerontology and Child Welfare.