2011 - 2012 General Catalogue 
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2011 - 2012 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Program, Human Services

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Pre-Professional Program

UWA has a linkage program in cooperation with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, in various fields of allied health. Students complete academic course work at UWA, then apply to transfer to the professional phase of the program at Wallace State Community College. Students completing the program will be awarded the associate degree from Wallace State. Acceptance into the clinical phase is on a competitive basis as students throughout the state compete for available positions. Students should see UWA Health Linkage Coordinator for additional information.

All associate degree programs at Wallace State require completion of the following courses at UWA with a grade of “C” or higher in each course counted toward the degree:

Total: 32 hours


  • Additional courses are required by each allied health field. These courses along with total semester hour requirement and description are given below for each of the allied health fields.

Human Services

The Human Services Program offers the A.A.S. degree options for the student: Mental Health Associate, Alcohol and Drug Associate Training Program, and Social Work Associate. A student may complete one or more of the three options, depending upon which field he/she wishes to pursue.

The Mental Health Associate is sometimes called a Psychiatric Technician and is trained to work in institutions, developmental centers, halfway houses, group homes, and a variety of other settings.

The Alcohol and Drug Associate option offers special training for the student interested in working with alcohol and drug abusers. With the course work in this program and two years of experience in the field, a student can take a state exam and become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

The Social Work Associate option enables the student to work as an assistant at facilities such as the Department of Human Resources, Community Action, home healthcare programs and with the elderly in nursing homes and domiciliaries.

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