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Human Services MHT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 63 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Human Services and Behavioral Health
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

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 Human Services 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 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written reporting skills.
  • Assess and prioritize client needs.
  • Accurately gather information through clinical interviews and observation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics and patterns contributing to the development of an individual’s current functioning.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and effective self-management.
  • Plan effective intervention strategies.
  • Establish/maintain effective therapeutic relationships.
  • Demonstrate interventions to meet client needs.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical practice with a sensitivity to and respect for cultural, ethnic and life-style diversity.
  • Facilitate group interactions reflecting a knowledge and understanding of group dynamics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible for registration by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Social Work Assistant (SWA). MHT 1130 provides the educational hours required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board for the CDCA Phase I credential.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses transfer to other institutions.


MHT.S.AAS and MHTCD.S.AAS graduates are eligible for registration as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Students completing MHT 1130 [Introduction to Addictive Illness] successfully are eligible to apply for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA Phase I) credential by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Additional Information

  • State and federal background check required for participation in practicum (internship) courses.
  • Students with felony backgrounds will not be able to work with certain populations or agencies.
  • Completion of MHT 1130 leads to Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) Phase I credential.
  • Graduation leads to Social Worker Assistant (SWA) credential


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
BIO 1111 General Biology I 4
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MHT 1101 Introduction to Human Services & Behavioral Health 3
MHT 1130 Introduction to Addictive Illness 3
MHT 1201 Interviewing Skills 3
MHT 1202 Motivational Interviewing 3
MHT 1203 Professional Documentation 3
MHT 2105 Psychosocial Methods 3
MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Healthcare 2
MHT 2245 Mental Health & the Family 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 1160 African American Psychology 3
PSY 2217 Abnormal Psychology 3
(MAT 1130 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 3
(MHT 2111 OR COM 2225) 3
(MHT 2211 OR ALH 2201) 3
(MHT 2121 OR MHT 1155 AND ALH 1130) 5
(MHT 2222 OR MHT 2225 AND DIT 1111) 5
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Human Services & Behavioral Health department has been accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education since 1984.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.