Since 1967, we've trained over 1,600 qualified human service professionals now working in the fields of social services, mental health, chemical dependency treatment, gerontology, corrections, and developmental disabilities. Students also have the option to transfer to a four year university or college.
Human Services and Behavioral Health graduates work directly with diverse groups of clientele and consumers in a wide variety of human service and addiction treatment agencies. The associate courses of study can be completed on a full-time basis (5 semesters) or part-time with day and evening options available. The associate practicum (internship) portion of the curriculum provides 420 hours of supervised experience in human service agencies, behavioral health centers, schools, correctional facilities, and chemical dependency treatment centers.
MHT.S.AAS and MHTCD.S.AAS graduates are eligible for registration by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Social Work Assistant (SWA).
Students in the Human Services and Behavioral Health degree program meet the academic requirements for registration as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant - Phase I (CDCA) with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
While taking MHT 1101, you'll attend our Program Orientation session to learn about program admission requirements. The Human Services and Behavioral Health program requires a GPA of 2.00 or higher for enrollment in our limited enrollment classes.
Earn CEUs for license renewal: Our department also offers a variety of chemical dependency courses which address the continuing education needs of clinical practitioners and human service workers. Additionally, some of our courses are included in other Health Sciences academic programs.
These courses are also available to be completed by some students to add human services knowledge to another degree or certificate program. If you are interested in signing up for any course and do not plan to enter a human services program, please speak with an academic advisor for further details.
Job Market: Click on the following Occupational Outlook Handbook web site for an excellent description about: the nature of human service work, working conditions, employment, job outlook and earnings, related occupations, and additional information.
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In the Human Services and Behavioral Health (HSBH) department, the Addiction Services degree program prepares entry-level professionals for employment working on an inter-disciplinary team with clinical supervision in chemical dependency treatment settings. Graduates of this program work directly with a diverse group of clients. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening options available. If enrolled full-time, it is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters. It consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. Second-year practicum hours can be submitted toward partial employment requirements of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP). To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the web page. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as an initial faculty advising appointment during MHT 1101. A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses. The practicum portion of the curriculum provides 420 hours of supervised experience. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.View Full Program Details
The Human Services and Behavioral Health department prepares entry-level human service professionals as members of an inter-disciplinary team under clinical supervision. Duties may include client interviewing, crisis intervention and advocacy, activity therapy, group leadership and case management. The Mental Health Technology degree can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening options available. If enrolled full-time, it is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters. It consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the web page. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as an informational interview during MHT 1101. A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses. The practicum portion of the curriculum provides 420 hours of supervised experience.View Full Program Details
Provides basic skills and knowledge for activity programming professionals who work in services for the aging population including long-term care facilities. Certificate meets the Ohio Board of Health requirement for education as activity program professional. National Council for Certified Activity Professionals awards a certificate for graduates.
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This series of courses meets the 180 clock hours of chemical dependency specific education required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to apply for chemical dependency licensure. It is for individuals who have previously earned or are in the process of earning at least an Associate degree in behavioral science.View Full Program Details
This one course certificate meets the educational requirements for the CDCA: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Preliminary (Phase I). Within this course, the following topics will be discussed: theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs; dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society; knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Students will also develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues and will learn elements of professional/ethical behaviors.View Full Program Details
This one course certificate meets the educational requirements for the CDCA Phase II certification with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Content includes: addiction and treatment knowledge, individual and group counseling, evaluation, service coordination, documentation and professionalism.View Full Program Details
The HSBH program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.
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